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OSCARS: Melissa Watkins Trueblood Named Talent Producer; Danette Herman To Consult

Beverly Hills, CA – Melissa Watkins Trueblood has been named talent producer for the 84th Academy Awards, telecast producers Brett Ratner and Don Mischer announced today. This will be her first association with the Oscar telecast. In addition, Danette Herman has signed on to consult for the 84th and 85th shows. Trueblood has served as a co-producer or talent producer on numerous awards shows, recently serving as co-producer for “The 63rd Primetime Emmy® Awards.” Her other credits include the American Music Awards, the Golden Globe® Awards, the People’s Choice Awards and the World Music Awards. Herman, who was coordinating producer for the 83rd Academy Awards® telecast, has served in various producing and executive capacities on Oscar shows over the years. In 2010 she was co-producer of the Academy’s 2nd Annual Governors Awards. Her other credits include The Kennedy Center Honors, the Primetime Emmy Awards and “Stand Up to Cancer.”

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EMMYS: Mark Burnett Adds Four To Production Team

Mark Burnett announced today that Audrey Morrissey, Jane Y. Mun, Hyunjoo “Kimmie” Kim and Melissa Watkins Trueblood have been added to the production team for the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which is set for Sept. 18 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles and will air live on Fox. Morrissey will executive produce alongside Burnett, who was tapped to run the show back in May; Mun will be co-executive producer; Kim will be line producer; and Trueblood will be co-producer. All are longtime collaborators with Burnett on other awards shows.

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