Michael Sullivan

Executive, Producer
The president of entertainment for the UPN, in charge of all series development and programming directions, Michael Sullivan has had a varied career both in the networks war rooms and as a producer of series such as the ... Read more »

Filmography

Producer (166)

The Franchise 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Coordinating Producer

The Interrupters 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Black Money 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frontline: Sick in America 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frontline: The Hugo Chavez Story 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Poisoned Waters 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Old Man and the Storm 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Released 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The War Briefing 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Dangerous Business Revisited 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Producer

Frontline: On Our Watch 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL (11/20/07) 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Producer

Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel (01/22/08) 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Producer

A Hidden Life 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frontline: Bush's War 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frontline: News War 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel (10/31/06) 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Producer

The Mormons 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Company of Soldiers 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sacred Ground 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Secret History of the Credit Card 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Ghosts of Rwanda 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Looking For Answers 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Producer

Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel (02/25/02) 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Segment Producer

Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel (03/18/02) 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Segment Producer

Rollover: The Hidden History of the SUV 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Segment Producer

Drug Wars 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Hackers 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Juvenile Justice 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Medicating Kids 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Organ Farm 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Real Justice 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel (07/16/01) 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Segment Producer

Saving Elian 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Choice 2000 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Clinton Years 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Future of War 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Merchants of Cool 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Apocalypse! 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Assault on Gay America: The Life and Death of Billy Jack 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dr. Solomon's Dilemma 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jefferson's Blood 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Justice For Sale 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mafia Power Play 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Return of the Czar 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Secrets of the SAT 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Battle Over School Choice 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Case For Innocence 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Killer at Thurston High 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Survival of Saddam 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

War in Europe 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

What's Up With the Weather? 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Ambush in Mogadishu 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Fat 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Give War a Chance 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Hunting bin Laden 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Making Babies 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Plague War 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Russian Roulette 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Snitch 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Spying on Saddam 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Child Terror 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Crash 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Triumph of Evil 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Washington's Other Scandal 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Whale of a Business 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Behind the Mask: The IRA and Sinn Fein 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Busted: America's War on Marijuana 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dreams of Tibet 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Inside the Tobacco Deal 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Last Battle of the Gulf War 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

My Retirement Dreams 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Once Upon a Time in Arkansas 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Secrets of an Independent Counsel 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Silent Spring Revisited 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The High Price of Health 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Lost American 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Princess and the Press 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Two Nations of Black America 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The World's Most Wanted Man 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Betting on the Market 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Easy Money 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Hot Guns 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Innocence Lost: The Plea 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Little Criminals 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Murder, Money, and Mexico 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Nazi Gold 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Nuclear Reaction 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Secret Daughter 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Six O'Clock News 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Choice '96 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Fixers 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Navy Blues 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Opium Kings 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Valentina's Nightmare 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

What Jennifer Saw 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Why America Hates the Press 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Angel on Death Row 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Producer

Breast Implants on Trial 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Producer

Crocodile Tears 1996 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

High Stakes in Cyberspace 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Producer

Murder on "Abortion Row" 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Producer

Smoke in the Eye 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Producer

So You Want to Buy a President? 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Producer

The Gulf War 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Producer

The Long March of Newt Gingrich 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Producer

The Pilgrimage of Jesse Jackson 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Producer

The Search For Satan 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Producer

Waco -- The Inside Story 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Producer

Who's Afraid of Rupert Murdoch? 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Producer

Currents of Fear 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Producer

Does TV Kill? 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Producer

Hot Money 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Producer

Is This Any Way to Run a Government? 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Producer

Rush Limbaugh's America 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Producer

The Confessions of RosaLee 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Producer

The Godfather of Cocaine 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Producer

The Vanishing Father 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Producer

What Happened to Bill Clinton? 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Producer

When the Bough Breaks 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Producer

The Kevorkian File 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Producer

Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald? 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Producer

L.A. Is Burning: Five Reports From a Divided City 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Producer

The Choice '92 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Producer

The Trouble With Baseball 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Producer

China After Tiananmen 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Producer

Coming From Japan 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Producer

Don King, Unauthorized 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Producer

Who Is David Duke? 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Producer

Who Killed Adam Mann? 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Producer

Innocence Lost 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Producer

The Arming of Iraq -- A Frontline Special Report 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Producer

To the Brink of War 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Producer

Country Boys (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frontline: Bad Voodoo's War (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frontline: Breaking the Bank (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frontline: Cheney's Law (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frontline: Dreams of Obama (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frontline: Growing Up Online (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frontline: Heat (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frontline: Hot Politics (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frontline: Inside the Meltdown (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frontline: My Father, My Brother and Me (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frontline: Obama's War (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frontline: Showdown with Iran (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frontline: Spying on the Homefront (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frontline: Ten Trillion and Counting (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frontline: The Choice 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frontline: The Madoff Affair (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frontline: The Medicated Child (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frontline: The Undertaking (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frontline: When Kids Get Life (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Hand of God (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Harvest of Fear (TV Show)

Executive Producer

John Paul II: The Millennial Pope (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Loose Nukes (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Saddam's Killing Fields (TV Show)

Producer

Shtetl (TV Show)

Producer

The Execution (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Farmer's Wife (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Lost Children of Rockdale County (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Trouble with Evan (TV Show)

Producer
Art Department (16)

Second Noah 1994 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Art Director

Life As We Know It 2010 (Movie)

Scenic Charge (Scenic Artist)

Silent Tongue 1994 (Movie)

(Art Director)

Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Art Director

Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Set Decorator

The Final Verdict 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Art Director

Pair of Aces 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Set Decorator

The Hot Spot 1990 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind (TV Show)

Art Director

Buffalo Girls (TV Show)

Art Director

Lonesome Dove (TV Show)

Set Decorator

Son of the Morning Star (TV Show)

Set Decorator

Stranger at My Door (TV Show)

Art Director

The Substitute Wife (TV Show)

Art Director

Thicker Than Blood (TV Show)

Set Dresser
Actor (12)

Hang Time 1995 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Nash Bridges 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ryan Caulfield: Year One 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Heaven 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sex/Life in L.A. 1998 (Movie)

Speaker (Actor)

Strange Luck 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Step by Step 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

'68 1988 (Movie)

Roosevelt--Ghetto Youth (Actor)

Born in Flames 1983 (Movie)

2nd FBI Chief (Actor)

Madman 1982 (Movie)

Cook (Actor)

Greaser's Palace 1971 (Movie)

Lamy Greaser (Actor)

The Seekers (TV Show)

Actor
Camera, Film, & Tape (10)

Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Photography

Avril Lavigne: Anything But Ordinary 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Photography

The Bachelor: Where Are They Now? 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Camera Operator

Computers 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Camera

Halsey's Typhoons: Peril on the Sea 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Camera

Fred Gwynne 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Camera

The History of Sex 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Camera

Star Trek V: the Final Frontier 1989 (Movie)

model photography design and lighting (Photography)

America 1986 (Movie)

(Photography)

Doris Day: It's Magic (TV Show)

Camera
Visual Effects & Animation (9)

They Came Together 2014 (Movie)

Animation(CSR) (Animator)

White House Down 2013 (Movie)

VFX Production Assistant (Visual Effects)

Joe's Apartment 1996 (Movie)

roach model design (Visual Effects)

Friday 1995 (Movie)

(Effects Assistant)

Off His Rockers 1992 (Movie)

digital system administration (Visual Effects)

House Party 1990 (Movie)

(Special Effects Coordinator)

Little Shop of Horrors 1986 (Movie)

graphics and animation(special visual effects) (Graphics)

Can't Stop the Music 1980 (Movie)

(Special Effects)
Executive (2)

Time to Choose: A PBS/NPR Voter's Guide 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive

The Lion King 1994 (Movie)

technology development & support (Development Executive)
Production Management (2)

Paula Poundstone: Cats, Cops and Stuff 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Stage Manager

Love at Large 1990 (Movie)

(Location Assistant)
Physical Effects (1)

Dudes 1988 (Movie)

pyrotechnician (Pyrotechnics)
Engineering, Electrical, & Grips (1)

Instant Karma 1990 (Movie)

(Electrician)
Sound (1)

Front Page 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Sound
Director (1)

The Kevorkian Verdict 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Director
Other (36)

A Rumor of Angels 2002 (Movie)

(Transportation Coordinator)

American Porn 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Other

An Ordinary Crime 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Other

Dot Con 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Other

Inside the Teenage Brain 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Other

Inside the Terror Network 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Other

K-19: The Widowmaker 2002 (Movie)

Transport Coordinator (Transportation Coordinator)

Chains of Love 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Production Associate

Hunt For Jack the Ripper 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Production Assistant

Peter Pan Starring Cathy Rigby 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Production Assistant

The Perfect Wife 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Office Assistant

Superstitions 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Production Assistant

The True Story of Robin Hood 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Production Assistant

Harlequin's Loving Evangeline 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Other

Margaret's Museum 1997 (Movie)

transport coordinator (Other)

Gunfighter's Moon 1996 (Movie)

head painter (Other)

Julie Andrews: Back on Broadway 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Special Thanks

The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1996 (Movie)

technology production support (Production)

Two If By Sea 1996 (Movie)

(Driver)

Arctic Blue 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Special Thanks

Pocahontas 1995 (Movie)

production technology support (Production)

Runaway Brain 1995 (Movie)

technologies (Other)

Cadillac Girls 1994 (Movie)

transport coordinator (Other)

One-Night Stand 1988 - 1993 (TV Show)

Craft Service

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993 (Movie)

caps personnel (Other)

Trail Mix-Up 1993 (Movie)

engineering (Other)

Aladdin 1992 (Movie)

support(engineering) (Other)

Beauty and the Beast 1991 (Movie)

engineering support (Other)

The 1989 Miss Universe Pageant 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Production Assistant

Heart of a Stranger (TV Show)

Transportation Coordinator

Passion & Prejudice (TV Show)

Transportation Coordinator

Sea People (TV Show)

Transportation Coordinator

Sex and the Single Mom (TV Show)

Transportation Coordinator

The Elizabeth Smart Story (TV Show)

Transportation Coordinator

This Matter of Marriage (TV Show)

Transportation Coordinator

Biography

The president of entertainment for the UPN, in charge of all series development and programming directions, Michael Sullivan has had a varied career both in the networks war rooms and as a producer of series such as the ABC sitcoms "Growing Pains" and "Just the 10 of Us". Sullivan has been helping to take UPN further than just being the home of the latest "Star Trek" incarnation. Among series choices scheduled for the 1997-98 season were "Ruby", featuring Whoopi Goldberg voicing an outrageous puppet, and "Head Over Heels", a sitcom which has resurrected the acting career of Connie Stevens, as well as shows like "Moesha", "Sparks" and "In the House" geared to a primarily African-American audience.

Sullivan began his career at ABC in 1976 and by the early 80s, after a stint as director of current drama, was named director of comedy development. He left the network in 1983 to become a producer under contract to Warner Bros. TV, where he nurtured and helped develop the comedy "Growing Pains", created by Neal Marlens and featuring Alan Thicke and Joanna Kerns as the parents of three kids. Sullivan was executive producer of the show for its first five seasons (1985-90), during which he also developed and executive produced the spin-off "Just the 10 of Us" (ABC, 1988-1990) which focused on a high school coach and his growing family. In 1993, he formed Michael Sullivan Productions, an independent firm, which he abandoned in 1994 to join UPN. After his tenure at the fledgling network ended in 1997, he returned to the ranks of independent producers.

Sullivan also has served as vice-chair of Paulist Communications, a nonprofit organization which has arms that include the Human Family Institute--which awards the Humanitas Prizes--and a production entity. Among the projects of the latter with which Sullivan has had some involvement was the feature biopic "Romero" (1989).

Milestones

1997

Left UPN at the end of his contract to become an independent producer

1994

Named president, entertainment, at the newly-formed network UPN

1976

Was programming executive at ABC Entertainment

Executive produced the spin-off sitcom "Just the 10 of Us" (ABC)

Served as executive producer of the ABC sitcom "Growing Pains"

Headed Michael Sullivan Productions

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