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Zadan and Meron to produce 85th Oscars

Film, TV and theatre producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will produce the 85th Academy Awards for the first time.

“Craig and Neil are forward thinkers who bring a unique perspective to the Oscar show,” Academy president Howard Koch said.

The pair said: “We hope to utilize our experience in producing features, TV and theater to bring something fresh and special to this incredible awards show. When we filmed ‘The Bucket List,’ we made our own personal bucket list, and producing the Oscars was #1. It’s truly a great honor.”

Zadan and Meron served as executive producers on 2002 Oscar winner Chicago as well as on the film of Hairspray.

The Awards are held Feb 24.

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