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Danette Herman Named Executive in Charge of Talent for Oscar® Telecast


Beverly Hills, CA –– Danette Herman will serve as executive in charge of talent for the 80th Academy Awards® telecast, producer Gil Cates has announced. This will be the 34th year she has been associated with the show.

A specialist in live and taped television specials and events, with numerous credits, Herman recently served as co-producer for the “79th Annual Academy Awards” and for the “59th Primetime Emmy® Awards.” She just completed her 30th year with “The Kennedy Center Honors” as coordinating producer.

The 80th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2007 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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