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Michael Siegman

Michael Siegman

VP - Production

BET NETWORKS

VP - Production at BET NETWORKS

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BET Networks

VP, Production - Music & Specials

• Oversee all production management, physical production, tech and post production.
• Shows range from union/non-union talk, strips, reality, tent pole specials, special events, and multi/single-camera scripted.
• Oversee Music Programming operating budget for the Network.
• Create, analyze and oversee in-house/third party budgets within Network guidelines.
• Supervise and create, production timelines, and policy’s/procedures for the division.
• Serve as liaison between the Executive Producers, Line Producers and the Network.
• Work closely with Business Affairs/Legal on creating contracts, deals and fee structures.
• Initiate Long Term Planning including meetings/discussions on shows & channel navigation.
• Facilitate any and all needs related to the shows, that includes internal support for Creative Services, Digital, Finance, FP&A, Legal, Marketing, PR, Sales and Special Events.
• Liaise with technical operations and post-production as the NY Production head. Work closely with channel engineering department and IT department.

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BET Networks

VP, Production Services - Original Programming

• Oversaw shows production from pilot development through series post-production.
• Shows range from talk, reality, news, special events and scripted single/multi-camera.
• Created, analyzed and oversaw budgets within Network guidelines.
• Oversaw the physical production timeline for Original Productions.
• Served as liaison between the Executive Producers, Line Producers and the Network.
• Facilitated any and all needs related to the show, that includes internal support for Creative Services, Digital, Finance, Legal, PR, Sales and Special Events.
• Supervise an infrastructure that supports all shows being taped in Atlanta, GA.

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BET Networks

Senior Director, Production

• Oversaw shows for Original Productions, Network Specials, Special Events and Third Parties.
• Created and managed budgets/staff for multiple shows.
• Worked with Legal and Production Finance on contracts and deals.
• Set up and oversaw infrastructure and live transmission of Awards Shows.
• Created and supervised an infrastructure to support all shows being taped in Atlanta, GA.

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BET Networks

Line Producer

• Created, managed and tracked Show Budgets from pre-production through post-production.
• Worked with BET Executives, Producers & Staff to maintain the creative vision of the show while working within the approved budget.
• Oversaw all the Awards Shows, Animation, Comedy Shows, Talk Shows, Sports and Pilots.
• Hired staff and crew for multi-camera shows from around the country.
• Involved in negotiations with Talent, Venues and Vendors.
• Tracked and Reported overall network costs to Executive VP of Programming and Production.

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Nash Entertainment

Line Producer

• Managed and tracked the Show Budget from pre-production through post-production.
• Worked with Executive Producers/Lighting Designer/Production Designer to maintain the creative vision of the show working within the budget.
• Hired staff/crew & executed deals with vendors.

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California State University-Northridge

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Political Science and Government