Oscarcast taps new talent producer

Melissa Watkins Trueblood to oversee talent for 84th Academy Awards

A new face has been added to the 84th Academy Awards telecast, according to producers Brett Ratner and Don Mischer. Melissa Watkins Trueblood, who has also worked on the Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy telecasts, has been named talent producer for the show.

“As the newest addition to our team, Melissa brings a wealth of experience and years of great talent relationships to the table,” Ratner and Mischer said. “We know she is going to be a fantastic asset.”

In addition, telecast veteran Danette Herman has signed on as consulting producer for the 84th and 85th shows.

“Danette has been an integral and committed Oscar presence for well over 38 years,” said Academy prexy Tom Sherak. “Over the next two years, her continued guidance and participation in the show will be invaluable.”

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