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Teni Melidonian Promoted as the Academy's Chief Oscars Officer

Updated: Jan 12

Teni Melidonian Promoted as the Academy's Chief Oscars Officer

In exciting news for Armenians, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has promoted Teni Melidonian to the prestigious role of Chief Oscars Officer, marking a significant milestone in her accomplished journey within the Academy.

Having been part of the Academy's team since 2005, Melidonian's career growth within the institution is a testament to her dedication and expertise. Her roles have spanned various essential areas, from starting as a publicist to leading communications, publicity, and brand strategy. Most recently, she served as the EVP of Oscars Strategy, where she made a remarkable impact on the organization.

The newly created position of Chief Oscars Officer places Melidonian at the forefront, overseeing strategy, talent relations, special events, and production teams for all awards programs and events. Her responsibilities include working closely with Oscars producers, show hosts, Disney/ABC, and the Academy's leadership, ensuring the flawless execution of the Oscars for a global audience.

Melidonian's role extends beyond just planning the event. She will also be the primary liaison with Disney/ABC, handling Oscars ad sales, marketing, and advertising strategies to engage audiences worldwide. Her successful leadership of the Oscars Strategy division in 2022, which focused on year-round awards-related programs, showcases her knack for strategic planning.

Bill Kramer, CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, expressed his confidence in Melidonian, highlighting her creativity and expertise. "Teni is creative and forward-thinking—her years of Academy experience and strong knowledge of our awards are a huge asset for our organization during this exciting and historic time," he remarked, crediting her pivotal role in the previous year's successful Oscars show.

Before joining the Academy, Melidonian made her mark in Washington, D.C., including notable work at the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia. Her remarkable journey from there to her current position as Chief Oscars Officer demonstrates her career's upward trajectory and signifies her invaluable contribution to the Academy's continued success, especially as they approach the milestone 100th Oscars celebration and beyond.


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