Oscars’ Governor Awards Names Phil Robinson as Producer

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Writer-director Phil Robinson will produce the 3rd Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Tom Sherak announced today, reports The Hollywood Sentinel.

He will share the duties with the producing team of Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare of Don Mischer Productions, states reporter Bruce Edwin. One or more of the Academy’s highest honors – the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and the Honorary Award – will be presented at the event, set for Saturday, November 12th, adds Bruce.

“I am thrilled that Phil has agreed to produce our 3rd Governors Awards. He is not only a fellow board member, he is also an officer of the Academy, and a dear friend. His love of his craft, film and the Academy makes him the ideal person to produce this special event,” said Tom Sherak. “It is also a pleasure to have Don Mischer and his associates back for their third year. Led by Charlie and Juliane, they provide the continuity that will once again give us a memorable night.”

Phil Robinson received an Oscar nomination for the adapted screenplay for Best Picture nominee “Field of Dreams (1989),” which he also directed. His other credits include “Sneakers” and “The Sum of All Fears.” He is currently working on the upcoming film “Sinatra,” among more, states Bruce. He serves on the Academy’s Board of Governors representing the Writers Branch. Since 2007 Mr. Robinson has chaired the Academy’s International Outreach Committee and has led member delegations to Vietnam and Iran, adds Bruce Edwin.