Michael Seligman Returns as Supervising Producer for Oscar Telecast

5:47 AM PST 10/18/2011 by Georg Szalai
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It is his 35th year of involvement with the Academy Awards show.

NEW YORK - Michael Seligman is returning as supervising producer of the 84th Academy Awards telecast on ABC, marking his 35th year of involvement with the show.

Telecast producers Brett Ratner and Don Mischer made the announcement.

"Michael's experience on the Oscars is unmatched," said Ratner and Mischer. "With his knowledge of all things Oscar and his diverse relationships throughout the industry, we had to have him on our team."

Seligman is a live broadcast specialist with more than 300 major events to his credit. He has garnered nine Emmy nominations, seven for his work on the Oscar telecasts, including one this year.

The 2012 Academy Awards are scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.

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