Film Independent, the non-profit arts organisation that produces the Spirit Awards
and the Los Angeles Film Festival
, announced that Seth Rogen will serve as host for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards
. In addition, Diana Zahn-Storey, who executive produced the show for 15 years and the Los Angeles Film Festival
for eight, will be returning this year after her departure in 2009.
"We're incredibly excited to have Seth as the host for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards
and join us in celebrating this year's exquisite films and talented film-making artists. Seth's charm, intelligence and quick wit are sure to light up the room and will make for a truly entertaining afternoon," said Film Independent senior director, Sean McManus. "We're also pleased to welcome back Diana. Her creativity and passion for independent film has delivered some of the Spirit Awards
' most memorable moments. I can't wait to see what she comes up with this year."
Additional members of the producing team behind this year's show includes: director and producer, Ivan Dudynsky from Live Animals, who directed last year's show; producer Shawn Davis, who has been a part of the show and produced the Spirit Awards
for nine years; producer John Hamilton, who has produced the Spirit Awards
for six years; and Live Animals' Audrey Morrissey, who was an executive producer last year and will serve as consulting producer this year.
The Film Independent Spirit Awards
are sponsored by premier sponsors ELLE
, Piaget and Jameson Irish Whiskey and principal sponsors Nokia and Stella Artois. WireImage is the official photographer and PR Newswire is the official breaking news service of Film Independent.
For more information, please visit SpiritAwards.com