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Dennis Doty to Produce 2008 Oscar’s® Red Carpet Show


Beverly Hills, CA –– Dennis Doty will be back to produce the 30-minute red carpet arrivals segment preceding the 80th Academy Awards®, Oscar telecast producer Gil Cates announced today.

This will be Doty’s sixth Oscar stint. He produced the first Oscar arrivals show, which aired prior to the 71st Academy Awards in 1999, as well as the shows preceding the 73rd Awards in 2001, the 75th Anniversary Awards in 2003, the 77th Awards in 2005 and the 78th Awards in 2006.

The 2008 show will air on the ABC Network at 5 p.m. PT, immediately preceding the Oscar telecast.

Together with Cates, Doty formed Cates/Doty Productions 17 years ago with a focus on development and production of motion pictures, miniseries and specials for television. The company’s telecasts include James Agee’s “A Death in the Family” for PBS Masterpiece Theatre; Donald Margulies’ “Collected Stories” for PBS Hollywood Presents; “An American Celebration at Ford’s Theatre” for ABC and "CBS at 75,” celebrating the network’s diamond anniversary.

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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