Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Promotes Teni Melidonian and MaryJane Partlow to Key Executive Roles

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the promotion of Teni Melidonian to the newly created position of Chief Oscars Officer and MaryJane Partlow to Executive Vice President, Awards Production and Special Events.

Melidonian, who has been with the Academy since 2005, will be responsible for leading strategy, talent relations, special events, and production teams for all awards programs and events, as well as working closely with the Oscars producers, show host, Disney, ABC, and Academy leadership. Partlow, on the other hand, will lead the teams in producing all awards' special events throughout the Oscars season, including the Governors Ball, nominations announcement, nominees luncheon, and the Scientific and Technical Awards.

Both promotions are seen as vital to the Academy's evolution and success as they approach their 100th Oscars and beyond. Bill Kramer, Academy CEO, expressed his confidence in the two executives, emphasizing Melidonian's creativity and forward-thinking, as well as Partlow's innovative leadership and exceptional event production skills.

The promotions come at an exciting and historic time for the organization, with the 100th Oscars on the horizon, and are a testament to the valuable contributions of Melidonian and Partlow to the Academy's continued growth and success.

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