Producer/director Reginald Hudlin and veteran live-television producer David Hill will produce the 88th Oscars telecast, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.
A director whose film credits include “Boomerang,” “The Great White Hype” and “House Party,” Hudlin produced Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” and executive produced the “Boondocks” and “Black Panther” animated series. The former president of entertainment for BET, he’s known to comics fans for his acclaimed run on Marvel’s “Black Panther.”
An executive with the Fox group of companies for more than 25 years, Hill received an Emmy Award for his work as executive producer of the 2011 World Series. He was also an executive producer of “American Idol” for the past two seasons.
“I’m looking forward to working with the Academy again,” Hudlin, who last year produced the Academy’s sixth annual Governors Awards, said in a statement. “I love every kind of film and this year’s awards will be a celebration of the total range of cinema.”
The Academy Awards will air live Feb. 28 on ABC.
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