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Oscar 2013 Producers Craig Zadan / Neil Meron

Oscar 2013 producers Craig Zadan Neil MeronOscar 2013 producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron

TV, stage, screen producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will produce the 2013 Academy Awards ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' recently elected president Hawk Koch announced today. This will mark Zadan and Meron's first time as Oscarcast producers.

Zadan and Meron's extensive television credits include the series SMASH and the TV movies A Raisin in the Sun, Gypsy, Brian's Song, The Music Man, The Reagans, and the upcoming Steel Magnolias, with Queen Latifah. On Broadway, they produced the Tony Award-winning revivals of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Promises, Promises.

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron movie credits

Among their handful of movie credits are the Footloose and Hairspray remakes, and The Bucket List, with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. The duo also acted as executive producers on the Rob Marshall-directed 2002 Best Picture winner Chicago, while Zadan produced the original Footloose (1984).

The 2013 Academy Awards will be broadcast on Sunday, February 24.

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron photo: courtesy of AMPAS.

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