Cheryl Cecchetto to Produce Academy's 2011 Governors Ball

Beverly Hills, CA (February 9, 2011) – Special events producer Cheryl Cecchetto, for the 22nd consecutive year, has been chosen to produce the Governors Ball, the celebration that will follow the 83rd Academy Awards® presentation on Sunday, February 27, 2011.

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.        

“This year’s Governors Ball will highlight the elegance of Hollywood's musical tradition, with a dazzling atmosphere that echoes the great clubs of past generations” said Cecchetto.  “The result will be an exciting and original guest experience, in keeping with the Ball's reputation as the premier event of the season.

The Academy’s 2011 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 2011 Black Tie Gala Los Angeles; later this year, Sequoia will again produce the 63rd Annual Emmy® Awards Governors Ball.

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 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