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Doty pulls Oscar duty

Academy Awards gets a pre-show producer

Dennis Doty has been appointed producer of the 77th Academy Awards pre-show.

This will be Doty’s fourth outing as producer; he produced the first Oscar preshow, which aired prior to the 71st kudocast, as well as the shows preceding the 73rd and 75th ceremonies.

Additionally, Danette Herman has been named the exec in charge of talent during the awards presentation. This will be the 31st year Herman has been associated with the kudocast.

The Oscars will be presented Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood and broadcast live on ABC.

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