Sid Ganis founded OUT OF THE BLUE ENTERTAINMENT in 1996 following a distinguished career as an executive at several major studios including Sony Pictures, Lucasfilm, Warner Bros. and Paramount. As a producer, Ganis found box office success with Big Daddy, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and Mr. Deeds and most recently Akeelah And The Bee, which he co-produced with his wife Nancy Hult Ganis. Mr. Ganis is now co-producing the PAN AM television pilot for Sony Television and ABC Television, along with Nancy, who is executive producing. He currently serves as the First Vice President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.