Steve Bass Signs on as Production Designer for Oscar® Telecast
Beverly Hills, CA (September 23, 2010) — Steve Bass will serve as production designer for the 83rd Academy Awards® presentation, Oscar telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced today. This will be the first time the Emmy®-winning production designer has worked on the Oscar telecast.
“I have collaborated with Steve several times, and he’s the perfect person for this year’s Oscars,” said Mischer. “He’s an innovative, creative talent who I know will do justice to the tradition and glamour of the Academy Awards.”
“Don and I knew right away that Steve would be the absolute best partner to bring our vision to life in terms of the production design of the Oscar show,” said Cohen. “He is truly a master at designing for high-profile, grand-scale events.”
Bass most recently worked with Mischer on the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards. Other collaborations include “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial,” “Movies Rock,” on which Cohen also served as an executive producer, and the Democratic National Convention in 2004. Bass has won two Emmys, in 1997 as art director of the “Centennial Olympic Games: Opening Ceremonies” – another pairing with Mischer – and in 2005 for his production design work on The 47th Annual Grammy® Awards. He has three additional Emmy nominations for the Grammys (in 2004, 2008 and 2009); his most recent nomination was this year for his work on the 63rd Annual Tony Awards.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.