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Cheryl Cecchetto to Produce Academy’s 2008 Governors Ball


Beverly Hills, CA — For the 19th consecutive year, special events producer Cheryl Cecchetto has been chosen to produce the Governors Ball, the celebration following the 80th Academy Awards® presentation on Sunday, February 24, 2008.

Cecchetto, along with her Sequoia Productions team, will work with Governors Ball Chair Cheryl Boone Isaacs to manage every detail pertaining to the event, including decor, entertainment, food and personnel.

“Our challenge is to create something thematically unique and visionary for the Governors Ball, while continuing the tradition of glamour and elegance,” said Cecchetto.

The Academy’s 2008 Governors Ball will be held in the Grand Ballroom on the top level of the Hollywood & Highland Center® immediately following the 80th Academy Awards presentation.

In 2008 Sequoia Productions will produce events for numerous clients, including the fifth annual Penfolds Icon Black Tie Gala and the 60th Annual Emmy® Awards Governors Ball.

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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