The consummate producer has been named supervising producer of next year's 85th Academy Awards telecast, marking his 36th year of association with the show, telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Monday.
|Michael B. Seligman. Photo: A.M.P.A.S.|
With more than 300 major television events to his credit, Seligman specializes in producing live broadcasts around 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. His 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 theTitanic…Live!"; and "CBS at 75," a three-hour special celebrating the network's 75th Anniversary.
The 85th Academy Awards, for outstanding film achievements of 2012, will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries worldwide.