David Rockwell will design the sets for the 81st Academy Awards telecast, producer Laurence Mark and executive producer Bill Condon announced today.
This will be Rockwell’s first involvement with the Oscar show, but he is no stranger to the event’s venue – Rockwell’s firm designed the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center.
“David is an innovator who possesses the outstanding combination of truly firsthand knowledge of the Kodak Theatre and superb design work in a variety of realms, including film and theatre,” said Mark and Condon in a joint statement. “We’re pleased to be collaborating with someone whose talents are so diverse.”
Don't forget to tune into the Academy Awards, which will air live on ABC on February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.