Ganis named to chair Governors Ball

Sid Ganis has been named to chair the Governors Ball of the 70th Academy Awards. It’s his third consecutive year hosting the post-show bash.

The 1998 ball will be held at the Shrine Exposition Hall following ABC’s live telecast of the March 23 Academy Awards show.

Ganis, who runs production company Out of the Blue … Entertainment, is first VP of the Academy, and a member of the board of governors, repping the PR branch.

Before establishing Out of the Blue, Ganis served in several capacities at Sony Pictures Entertainment, culminating with his post as president of worldwide marketing for Columbia/TriStar.

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