The Feb. 9 occasion would be the first Oscar-producing gig for each Taylor and Allain, who each have an intensive movie background.
The 92nd annual Academy Awards has discovered its producing group.
Veteran producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain have teamed up to produce the 2020 awards present, Academy president David Rubin revealed on Friday. The Feb. 9 occasion would be the first Oscar-producing gig for each Taylor and Allain, who each have an intensive movie background.
“The combined producing talents of Lynette and Stephanie will bring dynamism and excitement to the 92nd Oscars show,” mentioned Academy President David Rubin. “Their vast production experience ranges from groundbreaking independent film to global blockbuster. We look forward to collaborating with them to bring an unforgettable Oscars event to movie fans around the world.”
The pair have a formidable joint filmography between them, with Howell Taylor having produced A Star Is Born, Captain Fantastic, Big Eyes, Blue Valentine and Half Nelson within the final two-odd many years and Allain having produced Netflix’s Dear White People, Beyond the Lights, Black Snake Moan and Hustle & Flow. As a former senior vp of manufacturing at Columbia Studios, Allain pitched John Singleton’s Boyz n the Hood and later was president of Jim Henson Pictures and the competition director of the LA Film Festival from 2011 to 2016.
Howell Taylor based the manufacturing firm 51 Entertainment (Unicorn Store), whereas Allain’s firm, Homegrown Pictures, is behind Juanita, Burning Sands and Life Size 2.
“We have both watched the Oscars for as long as we can remember, and to be given the opportunity to produce the show is a dream,” Howell Taylor and Allain mentioned in a press release. “It’s an honor and a thrill to join forces to deliver an entertaining show that celebrates the artistry of this year’s best films.”
“How thrilling to have both Lynette and Stephanie leading our Oscars production team,” Academy CEO Dawn Hudson mentioned in her personal assertion. “I have every confidence that they will deliver a high-caliber performance.”
ABC’s Oscars telecast in February this yr, produced by Glenn Weiss and Donna Gigliotti, averaged 29.6 million viewers, a 11.5 p.c achieve from 2018’s present. It was the primary Oscars ceremony in 30 years to not have a bunch.
The 2019 telecast producers shared a background in TV and movie: Weiss’ profession is centered in tv and reside occasions whereas Gigliotti is a prolific movie producer. In comparability, Howell Taylor and Allain are each established within the movie area, and Allain is understood for championing various expertise, launching the careers of filmmakers comparable to John Singleton, Robert Rodriguez and Justin Simien.
The Academy has not but introduced whether or not it plans to convey again a bunch for the 2020 ceremony, or go hostless once more. The 2019 telecast was the most-watched leisure telecast on TV because the 2017 Oscars and the highest-rated non-sports program because the post-Super Bowl This Is Us in 2018.
The 92nd annual Academy Awards will likely be held on the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and broadcast reside on ABC.
This article was initially printed on The Hollywood Reporter.