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Shannon McMahon Lichte

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                        South Pasadena, CA 91030                                    New York, NY 10023                           

                             (323) 974-0327                           

email: McLichte@aol.com





201-2015            DISCOVERY

Supervising Producer - Alaskan Bush People -Park Slope Productions

Overseeing casting, and Development


2012-2013          TLC

Supervising Producer/ - Best Funeral Ever - Park Slope Productions

Prep and in field, Dallas Texas


2011                    ANIMAL PLANET

Field Producer/ - It’s Me Or The Dog - Shed Media

Prep-Produced as well as field produced/directed season 4

2011                    MTV
Executive Producer/ - Beauty School Pilot  - Original Media

Series creator and EP duties as well as Casting Director

2010                   WE TELEVISION

Field Producer - Your Wearing That?  - Authentic Entertainment

Pick up shoot with host Lucien Salomone, season one

2009                   CBS STUDIOS  

Freelance Field Producer - Dr. Phil ( CBS )

Shooting on-location background packages for guests who will be appearing on show working with 2 man crew.


2008                    TLC

Field Producer - Toddlers and Tiaras - Authentic Entertainment

Field produced/directed 8 Episodes, on location, heading up a 10 person crew.


2008                   DISCOVERY CHANNEL - PLANET GREEN

Field Producer - The G Word  - Authentic Entertainment

Field produced/directed 24+ episodes, multiple locations across US. On camera talent included -Robert Kennedy Jr, Trudy Styler and Sting, Allison Janney, astronaut Dr. Peggy Whitson,  CBS News correspondent Daniel Seiberg and MTV correspondent SuChin Pak.



2012-2013            PARKSLOPE PRODUCTIONS

Casting Director  - Best Funeral Ever (TLC)

Cast season pilot and season one, 7 episode candidates and all series regulars.


2012-2013            PARKSLOPE PRODUCTIONS

Casting Director  - Houston Beauty (OWN)

Cast pilot and season one, 6 episode candidates and all series regulars.


2012                     PARKSLOPE PRODUCTIONS

Casting Director  - Alaskan Bush People (Discovery)

Developed show and cast the series regulars.


2011                     PARKSLOPE PRODUCTIONS

Casting Director  - Facing Trauma (Discovery Fit and Health)

Cast season one, national search, 6 episode candidates and a series regular.


2011                    SMAQ MEDIA

Casting Producer - BRAVO family business pilot

Working with Casting Directors, Quitin Strack and Aaron Long


2010                   OWN

Senior Casting Producer - Enough Already! with Peter Walsh  

Casting for season one. Casting Directors, Quitin Strack and Aaron Long.


2010                  SHED MEDIA

Casting Producer - The Real Housewives of New York City (Bravo)

Casting new series regular, working with Casting Director, Chelsey Stephens.


2010                  INTUITIVE LLC

Casting Director - The Opinon Kids (Reality Pilot )

Conducted search for 7 series regulars, children, ages 7 to 12.

2010                  SHOUT MEDIA

Senior Casting Producer - Pregnant in Heels

Working with Casting Directors Quintin Strack and Aaron Long. On camera interviews of potential candidates. Coordinated all paperwork.


2009                 RELATIVITY REAL  

Senior Casting Producer - Breakthrough with Tony Robbins  (NBC )

Outreach, shooting and editing background packages. Overseeing staff of seven.






2007                        KANTH FILMS

Line Producer - The Family Picture

Line Producer for an independent children's film shot entirely in India. All line producing duties including budget, scheduling, hiring and overseeing crew, a  60 day production.  Writer/director - Uma Thumrogoti, Executive Producer - Soumya Sriraman

2006-2007            PAPERCUT FILMS

Producer/Director of Development

Worked with documentary filmmaker Chris Paine (Who Killed the Electric Car?) to develop narrative and documentary television projects, as well as feature documentary films.  Line produced shoots for the documentary feature Rocket Man, currently in production.  Duties included extensive research and writing of treatments, Developing relationships and pitching ideas to networks and various buyers. Overseeing entire production company staff.  


2003- 2005            GADA FILMS

Producer, independent film company.

Day-to-day film production responsibilities to produce the feature film Our Very Own starring Allison Janney, Keith Carradine, Cheryl Hines and Jason Ritter.  Nominated for Independent Spirit Award. Miramax release. 

Duties included developing script, raising funds, hiring crew and negotiating contracts, travel and housing arrangements for 100+ member crew, Press liaison - including writing press release and overseeing post production.             


1999-2002            OTTIE, INC. (Allison Janney)

Development/Story Analyst/ Executive-Personal Assistant.            

Script coverage. Pursuing properties, working with agents, managers and theater producers. Clerical Duties, including correspondence, calendar, travel arrangements, working with personal managers and publicist.  Running Ms. Janney’s household, including supervising staff and working with  business managers. Oversaw extensive renovation and decoration of Los Angeles home.


1995-1998            FORTIS FILMS (Sandra Bullock)

Writer/Producer/Story Analyst/ResearchStory Analyst, providing coverage for screenplays and novels. Associate Producer for the short film Making Sandwiches, written and directed by Sandra Bullock. Researcher/Story Analyst for the film In Love and War; including historical research and writing extensive script notes, working with New Line producers.


Education:      The Neighborhood Playhouse, Graduate 1984, 

                        St. Lawrence University, 1979-1982