The Armenian woman was appointed the general director of “Oscar”.

  • by Western Armenia, January 11, 2024 in Society

The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has appointed Teni Melidonian as the general director of "Oscar", which is a newly created position.

This was announced by Bill Kramer,e xecutive director of the Academy.” In her  new position, Tenny Melidonian will lead the strategy, talent relations, special events and production teams for all programs and events of the awards ceremony;as reported by the Hollywood Reporter” said Cramer.

Melidonian will work closely with Oscar producers and presenters, such as Disney/ABC and Academy management, including the Board of Governors and its committees, and will coordinate the work of teams involved in the development and execution of the Academy Awards ceremony. , as well as she will present it to a wider global audience.

The director of the Academy, highly appreciates Melidonian's experience, creative personality and perspective, giving a special importance to  this position especially on the eve of the 100th "Oscar" award ceremony.

Under Cramer's leadership, in 2022 Melidonian headed the Oscars' newly created strategic department, which worked on all programs related to the awards throughout the year.

Melidonian was recently the vice president of strategy at Oscar. She began his academic career in 2005 as Head of Communications and Publicity, overseeing brand strategy and marketing.