Basile, Seligman to Produce Primetime Emmy Telecast

Jul 5, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Renato Basile and Michael Seligman have been tapped to produce the Aug. 27 telecast of the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, while Danette Herman is returning to the awards as coordinating producer and executive in charge of talent. Executive producers Ken Ehrlich and Jeff Ross made the announcement Wednesday.

Mr. Basile has worked for Ken Ehrlich Productions since 1988 as producer, associate producer and executive in charge of production. His credits include the event specials “Come Together: A Night for John Lennon,” “Genius: A Tribute to Ray Charles” and television specials for artists including Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Faith Hill and Elton John.

Mr. Seligman has been a producer or supervising producer for the Emmy Awards for 17 years. A three-time Emmy nominee, Seligman has served as associate, supervising and executive producer for the last 29 Academy Awards broadcasts. Last year he was co-executive producer on “Mississippi Rising,” which raised more than $20 million for the survivors of Hurricane Katrina.

Ms. Herman has worked on the Emmy Awards for 18 years. Her credits include “An American Celebration at Ford’s Theatre” plus telecasts of The Tony Awards; presidential inaugural galas for Presidents Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Clinton; opening and closing ceremonies of the Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City Olympic Games; and “Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope.”

This year’s prime-time Emmys will be hosted by Conan O’Brien and is being produced by NBC Universal Television Studio. Louis J. Horvitz is directing.