AMPAS names Teni Melidonian Chief Oscars Officer

January 10 2024, 20:09


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences appointed Teni Melidonian to the newly created position of Chief Oscars Officer, Deadline reported.

Melidonian will report directly to Academy CEO, Bill Kramer.
In her new role, Melidonian will lead strategy, talent relations, special events and production teams for all awards programs and events. She will also work closely with Oscar producers, showrunners, Disney, ABC, and Academy executives to oversee the teams developing and delivering the Oscars to global audiences.

Melidonian started her career at the Academy in 2005 as a publicist before becoming head of communications and advertising and moving to the strategy team. Before the Academy, Melidonian worked at the Embassy of Armenia in Washington.

The 96th Academy Awards will take place on March 10.