He golden balloons has found its production team for the 2024 ceremony: Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirschnerfrom White Cherry Entertainment, will serve as executive producers and showrunners for the 81st Golden Globe Awards. The event, previously announced to take place live on Sunday, January 7, 2024, is not yet streaming at home, as which cut ties with NBC after the 2023 show.
Weiss will also direct the upcoming Globes. Weiss and Kirshner produced this year’s Academy Awards (and Weiss has directed the last eight Oscars). They replace last year’s Globes producers, Jesse Collins Entertainment, which will be busy producing the delayed Emmy Awards next week (January 15).
“We are very excited to have Glenn and Ricky front this year’s Golden Globe Awards,” said Jay Penske, CEO, Chairman and Founder of Penske Media, and CEO of Dick Clark Productions. “Their vision, creativity, unparalleled track record and masterful skills make them ideal partners as we strive to create our most vibrant and memorable show yet.”
Weiss and Kirshner founded White Cherry Entertainment in 1999 and have produced past Primetime Emmys, the Super Bowl Halftime Show, the Tony Awards, the Kennedy Center Honors, and presidential inaugurations (including President Biden’s in 2021). Weiss has won 14 Emmy Awards over the years (including the infamous time he proposed to his girlfriend onstage), while Kirshner has won 10 Emmy Awards.
“We look forward to raising the bar for awards season right from the start,” Weiss and Kirshner said in a joint statement.
Weiss previously worked with Dick Clark Productions as a director on productions including the Academy of Country Music Awards, “Dick Clark’s New Year Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” and the American Music Awards.
Golden Globe nominations will be announced on Monday, December 11. This will be the first ceremony since Dick Clark Products. and Eldridge Industries acquired the assets, rights and properties of the Golden Globes from the now-defunct Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
“With an unparalleled body of work in live event production spanning decades, Glenn and Ricky bring an unparalleled wealth of knowledge and experience to the Golden Globes,” said Helen Hoehne, president of the Golden Globes. “Their professionalism and innovation are revered throughout the industry and we look forward to seeing their creative vision come to life on January 7.”