Michael Seligman Named Supervising Producer for 81st Academy Awards®
Beverly Hills, CA — Michael B. Seligman has been named supervising producer of the 81st Academy Awards telecast, producer Laurence Mark and executive producer Bill Condon announced today.
“Michael’s expertise in putting together a mammoth live television production like the Oscars® is invaluable,” said Mark and Condon in a joint statement.
With more than 300 major television events to his credit, Seligman specializes in producing live broadcasts throughout the world. Most recently, he served as producer of the “Stand Up to Cancer,” a one-hour commercial-free special that aired simultaneously on the ABC, CBS and NBC television networks to raise funds for cutting-edge cancer research.
Seligman has been associated with the Oscar® show for 32 years and has received four Emmy® nominations for his work on the telecasts. His other producing credits include “The Kennedy Center Honors”; “America’s Millennium,” a three-hour live New Year’s Eve celebration; “The Harry Connick Jr. Christmas Special”; the NBC special “Funny Women of Television”; and “Return to the Titanic,” television’s second-highest-rated syndicated special in history.
Academy Awards for outstanding motion picture achievements of 2008 will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.