Michael B. Seligman has been named supervising producer of the 85th Academy Awards telecast, marking his 36th year of association with the show, telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced yesterday.
“Michael Seligman is the go-to guy of live television who has shepherded more live events than anyone we know,” the producers said. “We feel exceptionally lucky to have him on our team.”
With more than 300 major television events to his credit, Seligman specializes in producing live broadcasts throughout the world. In December, he will again serve as executive producer for NBC’s two-hour live show, The American Giving Awards.
Seligman has earned a total of 10 Emmy nominations, including a nomination for his work on the most recent Oscar telecast. He has received eight nominations for his work on Oscar shows alone. Seligman’s other producing credits include America Celebrates July 4th at Ford’s Theatre, America’s Millennium, a three-hour live New Year’s Eve celebration, the NBC special, Funny Women of Television, Return to the Titanic…Live! and CBS at 75, a three-hour special celebrating the network’s 75th anniversary.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Feb. 24, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network.