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Meron, Zadan Will Return to Produce Next Academy Awards

Meron, Zadan Will Return to Produce Next Academy Awards

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Following the ratings gold of the February telecast, the gay duo was rehired by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the gay producing pair behind the movie musicals Chicago and Hairspray, were rehired to produce the next Academy Awards, to air March 2, 2014.

Zadan and Meron's Oscar show from February drew about 40.3 million viewers, the most since 2010. The pair also helped bring in a younger audience -- Zadan and Meron hired Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane to host the show, though his performance received mixed-to-negative reviews. The producers also introduced an homage to Bond films and a medley of modern film musicals.

The decision to rehire Zadan and Meron was made by outgoing Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Hawk Koch, who told the Los Angeles Times that "continuity" is the most important aspect for the Oscars. The Academy Awards has cycled through numerous producers and hosts in the last few years.

Read an Advocate interview with Zadan and Meron here.

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Neal Broverman

Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.