Lorne Michaels
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Broadway Video

Lorne
Michaels

Producer

Michaels is best known as producer of NBC’s zeitgeist-shaping “Saturday Night Live” (1975-1980, 1985-present), now in its, yes, 45th season, but that’s far from the only project on his plate. He currently produces “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on NBC, IFC’s “Documentary Now!” Comedy Central’s “The Other Two,” Hulu’s “Shrill” and HBO’s “Los Espookys.” The Toronto native came to Hollywood in 1968 to write for “Laugh-In,” which earned him the first of his 90 Emmy nominations — more than any other individual. The New York-based mogul also leaves his imprint on the world of movies, with producing credits that include “Wayne’s World,” “Tommy Boy” and “Mean Girls,” the latter turned into a hit Broadway musical he also produced.

Career

  • 30 ROCK
  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
  • THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON

Education

  • University of Toronto (Canada)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Comedy Impact
  • Comedy Leaders
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Lorne Michaels Signs Film Production Deal With Universal

Lorne Michaels Signs Film Production Deal With Universal

Universal Pictures has entered into a first-look production agreement with "Saturday Night Live" creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels and his company Broadway Video, Variety has confirmed.At the same time, Michaels has extended his deal with NBC, keeping the comedy icon in the Comcast family. NBC declined to comment, but the NBC deal is a multi-year one. Michaels' previous film pact had been with Paramount. Both NBC and Universal share a same parent company in cable giant Comcast.The first film...

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