Cheryl Cecchetto to Produce Academy’s 2010 Governors Ball

Beverly Hills, CA (February 9, 2010) — Special events producer Cheryl Cecchetto, for the 21st consecutive year, has been chosen to produce the Governors Ball, the celebration following the 82nd Academy Awards® presentation on Sunday, March 7, 2010.

Cecchetto, along with her Sequoia Productions team, will work with Governors Ball Chair Jeffrey Kurland to manage every detail pertaining to the event, including decor, entertainment, food and personnel.

“The Governors Ball will fuse eclectic and innovative design elements reminiscent of the late 1930s ‘Streamline Moderne’ style. The overall look will marry artistic originality with the Academy’s own tradition of class and elegance,” said Cecchetto.

The Academy’s 2010 Governors Ball will be held in the Grand Ballroom on the top level of the Hollywood & Highland Center®.

Sequoia Productions produced the recent G’Day USA 2010 Black Tie Gala Los Angeles; later this year, Sequoia will again produce the 62nd Annual Emmy® Awards Governors Ball.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET. The Oscar® presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Contact Information

For more information, contact

Teni Melidonian
tmelidonian@oscars.org