By Iride Aparicio

The Cultural Bilingual Voice of Silicon Valley

Photos Courtesy: Publicly @ Oscars org.

LOS ANGELES, CA-- Academy president David Rubin announced that Emmy®-nominated producer Jesse Collins (first on the left) Oscar®nominated producer Stacey Sher  (Center) and Oscar®-winning filmmaker Steven Sodergbergh, (on the right) will produce the 93rd Oscars® this year. It will be their first involvement with the Ceremony which will air live on ABC and broadcast worldwide on Sunday April 25th, 2021. 

"The upcoming Oscars is the perfect occasion for innovation, and for re-envisioning the possibilities for the awards show.  This is a dream team who will respond directly to these times," said Academy President David Rubin. and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson added: "The Academy is excited to work with them to deliver an event that reflects the worldwide love of movies and how they connect us and entertain us when we need them the most."

"Jesse, Stacey and Steven are the ideal storytellers to harness the uniqueness of this moment and celebrate the artists who are dedicated to telling stories that stand the test of time," said Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment." By enlisting this incredibly talented team of television and film producers, I'm confident we will deliver a prestigious event that will be remembered for years to come."

"We're thrilled and terrified in equal measure. Because of the extraordinary situation we're all in, there's an opportunity to focus on the movies and the people who make then in a new way, and we hope to create a show that really FEELS like the movies we all love." said Collins, Sher and Soderbergh.

Jessie Collins has produced numerous awards shows and events including the Grammy Awards, and such television series and specials as "John Lewis: Celebrating a Hero." Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices." Change Together" to name a few. He earned an Emmy nomination for the 61st Grammy Awards in 2019. Collins also has been tapped to co-executive produce the upcoming Grammy Awards and executive produce the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show in early 2021. He is the founder and CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, a full-service television and film entertainment production company.

Stacey Sheer earned Best Picture Oscar nominations for "Jingo Unchained" (2012) and "Erin Brockovich" ( 2000) She has produced or executive produced more than two dozen major motion pictures, including "Pulp Fiction, "Contagion" and "Man on the Moon" to name a few. Her television credits include such series as "Mrs. America," which earned l0 Emmy nominations; she also served as an executive producer on the Oscar-winning documentary short subject "Period. End of Sentence" (2018) Sher is currently a producer on the Aretha Franklin biographical film "Respect," starring Jennifer Hudson set to be released in August of this year.

Steven Soderbergh, won a Directing Oscar for "Traffic" in (2020) and earned a nomination for directing "Erin Brockovich" that same year. He also earned a writing nomination for "Sex, Lies and videotape" (l989) his feature film directorial debut. A prolific writer, director, producer, cinematographer and editor, he has directed more than 30 films in a three decade career, including " Bill & Ted face the Music" "Ocean's Eight" and "Good Night and Good Luck," to name a few and two seasons of his own series "The Knick".

The 93rd Oscars will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021 and will be televised live on 'ABC and in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.