Dec. 23, 1997

Herman named exec producer of Oscars

Danette Herman, a veteran talent exec with experience in live TV and other events, has been named executive producer in charge of talent for the 70th Academy Awards, returning to the Oscar team for her 20th year.

Herman was exec head of talent for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and for the recently completed 20th anniversary Kennedy Center Honors, and has worked on three presidential inaugural galas.

The Oscars will be held March 23 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast live on ABC beginning at 6 p.m., PST.

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