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JULIE LYNN AND BONNIE CURTIS TO PRODUCE ACADEMY’S 2015 GOVERNORS AWARDS

LOS ANGELES, CA – Producers Julie Lynn and Bonnie Curtis will
produce the 7th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs
announced today.

The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award will be presented to Debbie
Reynolds, and Honorary Awards will be presented to Spike Lee and Gena
Rowlands, on Saturday, November 14, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at
Hollywood & Highland Center®.

“Julie and Bonnie are incredibly talented producers – the
perfect team to help us celebrate the accomplishments of our
honorees,” said Boone Isaacs.

“We are honored and thrilled by this opportunity, as we have
such deep respect for The Academy,” said Lynn and Curtis. 
“With masterful artists like Ms. Reynolds, Ms. Rowlands, and Mr.
Lee to celebrate, the evening might just produce itself!”

Lynn formed Mockingbird Pictures in 1999, with Curtis joining as a
partner in 2011.  Together they have produced five films,
including “Last Days in the Desert,” “5 to 7,” “The Face of
Love,” “Albert Nobbs,” which received three Oscar®
nominations, and the upcoming “The Sweet Life.”

Lynn’s other credits include “Mother and Child” and “The
Jane Austen Book Club.”  For the past two years, Lynn has
served as producer of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in
Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read with director
Rodrigo Garcia.  Prior to joining Mockingbird, Curtis spent 15
years with Steven Spielberg at Amblin and DreamWorks, producing such
films as “Minority Report” and “AI,” as well as co-producing
“Saving Private Ryan.”

The Honorary Award, an Oscar statuette, is given “to honor
extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional
contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or
for outstanding service to the Academy.”

The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, also an Oscar statuette, is
given “to an individual in the motion picture arts and sciences
whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.”