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Director Jacques Audiard poses for photographers during a photo call for the film Dheepan, at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 21, 2015. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

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Director Jacques Audiard poses for photographers during a photo call for the film Dheepan, at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 21, 2015. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Longtime Oscars director Marty Pasetta, 82, dies in car accident near Palm Springs

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Marty Pasetta, a television veteran who directed Academy Awards telecasts for most of the 1970s and 80s, has died.

Pasetta died Thursday night in La Quinta, California, after being hit by an unattended car that was apparently left running. He was 82.

Pasetta directed 17 Oscar telecasts from ...

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