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Oscars Producers Talk Jimmy Kimmel, Will Smith, Absent A-Listers and Next Year’s Show (Exclusive)

On Monday morning, Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner, the veteran live TV and awards show specialists who served as executive producers of Sunday night’s 2023 Oscars telecast, spoke exclusively with The Hollywood Reporter about the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted show — how they feel it went; how they hope people interpret its forthcoming ratings; what they made of […]

Oscars: Producer Glenn Weiss on Lady Gaga’s Vision for “Meaningful” Performance of “Hold My Hand”

No one would fault Glenn Weiss for heading straight home after the 95th Academy Awards telecast. The live TV veteran and his White Cherry Entertainment partner Ricky Kirshner teamed to executive produce Sunday’s Oscars, with Weiss taking on the additional role of directing, for an eighth consecutive year. Needless to say, he had his work […]

Glenn Weiss, Who Proposed During 2018 Emmys, Finally Gets Married — With Help From Nancy Pelosi

Glenn Weiss, the director and producer who memorably proposed to his then-girlfriend Jan Friedlander Svendsen onstage at the 2018 Emmys, is finally a married man. Four and half years after the two got engaged on live TV, when Weiss won an Emmy for directing that year’s Oscars, the couple eloped in San Francisco and got […]

Tony Awards Renew Production Deal With White Cherry Entertainment Through 2026

The Tony Awards will continue to be produced by White Cherry Entertainment through 2026. The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing announced Thursday that White Cherry founders Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner have renewed their deal to produce the annual televised ceremony for another three years. Weiss and Kirshner have served as the Tonys’ […]

Oscars: Glenn Weiss Returning as Telecast Director

Glenn Weiss, the preeminent director of televised award shows, will direct the 94th Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Will Packer, the producer of the March 27 event, which will be televised on ABC, announced Tuesday. “You need someone with the deep technical knowledge and creative insights of Glenn to create an […]