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Jennifer Todd

The Oscars are only days away and while nominees anxiously wait to find out how their long awards season journeys will end (spoiler: “La La Land” nominees will be happy), first-time producers Jennifer Todd and Mike De Luca are trying to keep as many aspects of the telecast they can secret.  Of course, there are still a number of thing we know about the world’s most prestigious awards show. Continue reading What To Expect From The 2018 Academy Awards Telecast: Matt Damon, Sara Bareilles, Politics at The Playlist.

It took quite a long time, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences finally found, er, announced who will produce the 89th Academy Awards.  At this rate, however, we’ll be lucky to have a host by Christmas. Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will produce this year’s show following what has been described as a not-so great partnership between Reginald Hudlin and David Hill. De Luca is a three-time Oscar nominated producer for “Captain Phillips,” “Moneyball” and “The Social Network.”  Todd is currently president of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s Pearl Street Films which produced potential Best Picture nominee “Live By Night.”  She has a diverse resume having produced everything from “Alice in Wonderland” to “Austin Powers” to “Celeste and Jesse Forever.” Needless to say, both bring a ton of connections and potential star power to the gig. Continue reading The 89th Oscars Finally Find Some Producers In Michael De Luca And Jennifer Todd at The Playlist.