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Academy confirms Ellen DeGeneres to host Oscars for a second time

Academy confirms Ellen DeGeneres to host Oscars for a second time

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Comedian and television talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres announced via Twitter Friday she will serve as emcee of the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles March 2.
Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger play Bonnie and Clyde in miniseries

Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger play Bonnie and Clyde in miniseries

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) -- The miniseries "Bonnie & Clyde," starring Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger as the American crime duo, is to be simulcast on History, Lifetime and A&E.
Seth MacFarlane won't host Oscars again

Seth MacFarlane won't host Oscars again

LOS ANGELES, May 20 (UPI) -- Writer, director, producer and voice actor Seth MacFarlane announced via Twitter he definitely won't be the host of next year's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles.
Zadan and Meron to produce the Oscars telecast again

Zadan and Meron to produce the Oscars telecast again

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 17 (UPI) -- Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are to return as producers on next year's Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said.

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Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman to be Oscar presenters

Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood titans Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman are to be presenters at the Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.
Garner, Fonda, Washington and Stewart to be Oscar presenters

Garner, Fonda, Washington and Stewart to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Actresses Jane Fonda, Jennifer Garner, Kristen Stewart and Kerry Washington are to be presenters at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles.
Chenoweth, MacFarlane to close Oscars ceremony with duet

Chenoweth, MacFarlane to close Oscars ceremony with duet

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Kristin Chenoweth and Seth MacFarlane are to perform a special Oscar ceremony-closing musical number at Sunday's show in Los Angeles.
Hudson, Crowe to appear in Oscars tribute to musicals

Hudson, Crowe to appear in Oscars tribute to musicals

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman will help honor movie musicals of the last decade at Sunday's Oscars in Los Angeles.
Foxx, Douglas, Aniston and Rudd to be Oscar presenters

Foxx, Douglas, Aniston and Rudd to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Michael Douglas, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd have been confirmed as presenters for Sunday's Oscars telecast in Los Angeles.
Neeson, Travolta, McCarthy to be Oscar presenters

Neeson, Travolta, McCarthy to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson and John Travolta are to help hand out Oscars at Sunday's ceremony in Los Angeles.
Nominees Affleck, Chastain, Lawrence to be Oscar presenters

Nominees Affleck, Chastain, Lawrence to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Current Academy Award nominees Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence are to be presenters on the upcoming Oscar telecast in Los Angeles.
Berry, Bullock, Kidman and Witherspoon to be Oscars presenters

Berry, Bullock, Kidman and Witherspoon to be Oscars presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actresses Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon are to be presenters at the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles.
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'Chicago' stars Gere, Zellweger, Latifah, Zeta-Jones to reunite on Oscars' stage

'Chicago' stars Gere, Zellweger, Latifah, Zeta-Jones to reunite on Oscars' stage

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- "Chicago" co-stars Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones are to appear on stage together at the Oscars in Los Angeles.
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Craig Zadan (born April 15, 1949) is an American executive producer, director, and writer. Zadan is openly gay and is one half of the successful production team "Storyline Entertainment" with partner Neil Meron since their meeting many years ago in the New York Theatrical community.

Zadan was born in Miami, Florida. He moved with his family from Florida to New York City when he was 2 years old. He wrote for New York magazine and also contributed articles to such publications as After Dark. He co-produced a Broadway tribute to Stephen Sondheim, Sondheim: A Musical Tribute, featuring Angela Lansbury and Alexis Smith in 1973. He wrote a book relating the "behind-the-scenes" of the musicals of composer Stephen Sondheim titled "Sondheim & Co." in 1976, which has been updated with a subsequent edition and revisions until 1990. Meron invited Zadan to speak at a lecture series at Brooklyn College, and they became professional partners upon Meron's 1976 graduation. They worked for Joseph Papp at the Public Theater before going to California in the early 1980s to work for Peter Guber.

The duo is rapidly becoming a power force in the entertainment industry known for their careful planning, adherence to budget and uncompromising eye toward quality and honesty in their projects. The Zadan/Meron team is transforming film and television production with a philosophy and culture which is favorable to both studios and actors, yet retaining a high level of fiscal responsibility.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Craig Zadan."
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