Adam Shankman, Bill Mechanic to produce 2010 Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Hairspray" director Adam Shankman and former 20th Century Fox studio boss Bill Mechanic have been chosen to produce the next Academy Awards show.

It's the second year in a row that organizers have picked a pair of rookie Oscar producers to oversee Hollywood's biggest night. Last season's Oscars were produced by filmmakers Bill Condon and Laurence Mark.

Academy President Tom Sherak says the Oscars will have a talented team — Mechanic for his producing and management experience and Shankman for his directing and choreography skills.

Oscar organizers are trying to put more razzle-dazzle into the show. Instead of the usual standup comic, the Oscars called on song-and-dance man Hugh Jackman to host the show this past year.