Michael Seligman named Oscar’s supervising producer

Oct 28, 2008 by Ian Evans

The team behind the 81st Academy Awards ceremony continues to take shape as producer Laurence Mark and executive producer Bill Condon announced today that Michael B. Seligman has been named supervising producer.

“Michael’s expertise in putting together a mammoth live television production like the Oscars® is invaluable,” said Mark and Condon in a joint statement.

Seligman has more than 300 major television events to his credit and 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®.