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Producer Ziskin taking reins of 74th Oscars

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Independent film producer Laura Ziskin will produce the 74th Academy Awards telecast next March, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced.

This will be Ziskin's first involvement with the production of an Oscar broadcast, but films she has produced or been involved with have received 10 nominations and two awards, including for "As Good as It Gets" and "Pretty Woman."

She takes over from Gil Cates, who produced the annual awards show for the last decade.