The Golden Globes has found its production team for the 2024 ceremony: Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner, of 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, Jan. 7, 2024, does yet not have a broadcast home, having 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 the following week (on Jan. 15).
“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.”
Weiss and Kirshner founded White Cherry Entertainment in 1999 and have produced previous editions of the 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 on stage), while Kirshner has won 10 Emmys.
“We look forward to raising the bar for the awards season right out of the gate,” Weiss and Kirshner said in a joint statement.
Weiss has previously worked with Dick Clark Productions as 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.
The Golden Globe Awards nominations will be announced on Monday, Dec. 11. This will rep the first ceremony since Dick Clark Prods. and Eldridge Industries acquired the Golden Globes’ assets, rights and properties from the now-defunct Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
“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.”