Paula Wagner tapped to produce Governors Awards for AMPAS

Wagner is best known as Tom Cruise’s former longtime producing partner.

Paula Wagner will produce the 5th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and three Honorary Awards will be presented to Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi, respectively at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center. The non-televised event is scheduled for Nov. 16.

“Paula’s expertise, coupled with her love for film, makes her the ideal person to produce this special event,” said academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.  “She is certain to deliver an exciting and memorable evening for our honorees and guests.”

Wagner has produced or executive-produced more than 20 feature films, including the first three “Mission: Impossible” films, “Vanilla Sky,” “The Others” and “The Last Samurai.”

A former actress, she was also a talent agent at CAA and co-founded Cruise/Wagner Productions.   She sits on the boards of the PGA, the Film Forum, American Cinematheque and the National Film Preservation Foundation.

Photo credit: Richard Phibbs

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