Brian Grazer steps in as producer of Oscars
Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 8:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brian Grazer has stepped onto the Academy Awards merry-go-round.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday that the veteran producer has signed on to produce next year’s Oscar show after previously named producer Brett Ratner abruptly resigned.
Ratner departed the show Tuesday following uproar over a gay slur, and the host he chose, Eddie Murphy, resigned earlier Wednesday.
Academy president Tom Sherak said Grazer will join co-producer Don Mischer, who was named producer alongside Ratner in August.
Mischer, who co-produced the 2011 telecast, said in a statement that he is “thrilled to welcome Brian Grazer as my partner and that we will be collaborating to produce an outstanding show.”
Grazer said, “Don is a legend, and I am excited to work with him.” Published in The Messenger 11.10.11