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Special Writing Team Announced for 87th Oscars®!

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Craig Zadan and Neil Maron, producers of the 87th Oscars® have announced the special material writing for the Neil Patrick Harris-hosted event.

Harris and two-time Emmy®-winning head writer Dave Boone, a veteran of eight Oscar® telecasts will head the team which includes: Paul Greenberg (Emmy-winner, 63rd and 64th Tony Awards®), Mason Steinberg, (three-time Emmy Award nominee), Derek DelGaudio (performance artist, writer), Liz Feldman (four-time Emmy winner, The Ellen DeGeneres Show), Paula Pell (writer, producer and actress, Saturday Night Live),  and Tim Carvell (writer and executive producer, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver).

The 87th Oscars will air live on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015, on ABC. For further details, fllow the jump.

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Peter Pan Live! Behind The Scenes – The Cast Speaks!

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NBC is airing its telecast of Peter Pan Live! this evening (8/7C). Follow the jump to get a bit of behind-the-scenes color and some cool cast interviews.

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It Will be Legen – wait for it -DARY! NPH Will Host The 2015 Oscars®!

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Master of Ceremonies specialist Neil Patrick Harris, veteran of many Tony Awards shows; star of stage, screen and television and singer-dancer-actor triple-threat par excellence, has been selected to host the 2015 Academy Awards.

I am officially so tickled I could just PLOTZ! Follow the jump for details. The 87th Annual Academy Awards® will air on ABC, Sunday, February 22, 2015.

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Peter Pan Live’s Casts Five-Time Tony Nominee As Mrs Darling!

NBC’s Peter Pan Live! has cast five-time Tony Award-nominee Kelli O’Hara as Mrs. Darling – the mother of Wendy, John and Michael, whom Peter spirits away to Never Land.

Follow the jump for details. Peter Pan Live is scheduled to air December 4th.

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NBC Casts Girls Star As Pan!

Allison Williams, heretofore best know for playing Marnie Michaels on HBO’s Girls, has been cast in the lead role for NBC’s Peter Pan Live! Williams, who is a classically trained singer has, in fact, sung on the HBO dramedy and recorded several songs (in character) for the show’s soundtrack album.

Peter Pan Live! will air, as the title suggests, live on NBC on December 4th. More further details, follow the jump.

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Zadan & Maron Return to Produce 2015 Oscars®!

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today that producers Craig Zadan and Neil Maron will return for the 87th Academy Awards®. ‘We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Craig and Neil back to produce the Oscars again in 2015,” said Boone Isaacs. “Their showmanship has elevated the show to new heights and we are excited to keep the momentum going with this creative partnership.’

For more, check out the press release after the jump. The 87th Oscars® will air live on ABC, on Sunday, February 22, 2015.

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NBC Announces Peter Pan as Next Christmas Musical!

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Following on the huge success of NBC’s live production of  The Sound of Music, NBC announces that Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will produce the live broadcast of the classic musical Peter Pan for Thursday, December 4th. The original Broadway production of Peter Pan (pictured above) included such songs as I’m Flying and I Won’t Grow Up and garnered Tony Awards for both Mary Martin (Pan) and Cyril Richard (Captain Hook).

You can check out the NBC press release after the jump.

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Steel Magnolias: Producers Craig Zadan, Neil Maron and Queen Latifah Answer The Big Questions: Why Now? Why This Cast? Why Lifetime?

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On Monday, October 7, 2012, Lifetime will present a new adaptation of the iconic play, and hit movie, Steel Magnolias (9/8C). The cast includes Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, Alfre Woodard, Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye and Condola Rashad.

Producers Queen Latifah, Craig Zadan and Neil Maron – who last worked together on the movie adaptation of Chicago, took an hour to talk about the whys and wherefores of bringing this story to television via Lifetime.

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