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A Note from Oscars Supervising Producer Rob Paine
Updated On: Mar 08, 2018
When someone finds out I work on the Oscars they always say how exciting and fun it must be to work with movie stars. Well, it’s definitely “exciting” but in different ways - and for me, the real fun is working with all of you. A group of the most talented people in this business who consistently go above and beyond to make this show something special. I’ve said it many times before, the contributions and efforts of EVERYONE are equally important in making the show great - from the Theatre staff who rushed to fix a broken chair before doors, to the utilities who run (and then wrap) miles of cable, to the stage managers and stagehands who pulled off unbelievable feats of scenery choreography, to the ADs, to the page and seat filler staffs, to the camera & broadcast crews, to the sound crew, to the talent team scrambling to find presenters on the red carpet, to our incredible film-makers, to the screens team, to post-production, to the orchestra and music prep team, to the stand-ins, to lighting and to the PAs & production staff who begin way before this show is even sketched on paper and stay on until the last bill is paid. All of you helped fulfill the vision of our host, producers, director, writers and design team who gave us such a beautiful show to be a part of.
For all of that, thank you very much. I hope to see you all again soon.