Glenn Weiss & Ricky Kirshner Named Showrunners & Exec Producers For 81st Golden Globe Awards; Weiss To Direct

Multi-Emmy-winning producing duo Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner have been tapped as executive producing showrunners for the 81st Golden Globe Awards. Weiss also is set to direct the live show on Sunday, January 7, 2024.    

“We’re so thrilled to have Glenn and Ricky helm this year’s Golden Globe Awards,” said Jay Penske, CEO, Chairman and Founder, Penske Media, and CEO of Dick Clark Productions.  “Their vision, creativity, unparalleled track record and masterful skillsets make them ideal partners as we endeavor to create our most vibrant and memorable show yet.”

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Weiss and Kirshner of White Cherry Entertainment most recently served as producers of the 95th Academy Awards. Since launching their boutique production company WCE in 1999, they have produced dozens of live television specials, including The Primetime Emmy Awards, Super Bowl halftime shows, Tony Awards, Kennedy Center Honors and presidential inaugurations. Weiss has a longtime alliance with Dick Clark Productions serving as director for the Academy of Country Music Awards, Dick Clark’s New Year Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest and American Music Awards. This will be Weiss’ first time directing the Golden Globes.

“With an incomparable body of work in live event production that spans decades, Glenn and Ricky bring with them an unparalleled wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Golden Globes,” said Helen Hoehne, President, 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.” 

“We look forward to raising the bar for the awards season right out of the gate!” said Weiss and Kirshner.

Nominations for the 2024 Golden Globe Awards will be announced on December 11.

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