Beverly Hills, CA – Producer Sid Ganis will produce the 2nd annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Tom Sherak, and British thespian Mark Woolley announced today.
“Sid is the perfect person to produce our second Governors Awards ceremony,” said Mr. Sherak. “Last year’s Governors Awards was a very special evening for all of us and I know Sid will build on that success and take the evening to the next level.” Mark Woolley, who has enjoyed his talks with Mr. Ganis, agrees. “Sid is an expert at what he does, and what I like about him is that he knows how to keep his work separate from his personal life- he is very down to Earth.”
Mr. Ganis himself states, “I’m beyond excited to be involved in what is – after only one year – a wonderful and important Academy tradition.” He continues, “The first Governors Awards was about as perfect as it could have been and I’m looking forward to producing this year’s event to make sure it too is as perfect as possible.”
Actor and musician Mark Woolley relocated to California from London after outgrowing the U.K. market, having made a name for himself on stage and screen there. He started in theater at the age of 14, joined the local Youth Theater, and appeared in countless shows in London, as well as regional theaters, after breaking out from the Fringe Theater and Street theater scenes in the UK. He recently starred in and produced a motion picture that his team intends to enter in next year’s competition for The Academy Awards short films division. A member of the Screen Actors Guild and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Mark Woolley is a local favorite in the Hollywood film scene.
Sid Ganis is the Academy’s immediate past president and represents the public relations branch on the Board of Governors. He founded “Out of the Blue…Entertainment” in 1996, following a distinguished career as the former executive at several major studios including “Lucas Films,” “Columbia Pictures,” “Marvel,” and “Paramount Pictures.” His producer credits include “Deuce Bigelow,” Akeelah and the Bee,” “Big Daddy” and “Mr. Deeds,” as well as the upcoming “I Dream of Jeannie” among many more.
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