Shannon McMahon Lichte
600 Arroyo Drive 5 Riverside Drive, Apt. 5F
South Pasadena, CA 91030 New York, NY 10023
PRODUCING - TELEVISION
201-2015 DISCOVERYSupervising Producer - Alaskan Bush People -Park Slope Productions
Overseeing casting, and Development
Supervising Producer/ - Best Funeral Ever - Park Slope Productions
Prep and in field, Dallas Texas
2011 ANIMAL PLANETField Producer/ - It’s Me Or The Dog - Shed Media
Prep-Produced as well as field produced/directed season 4
Executive Producer/ - Beauty School Pilot - Original Media
Series creator and EP duties as well as Casting Director
2010 WE TELEVISIONField Producer - Your Wearing That? - Authentic Entertainment
Pick up shoot with host Lucien Salomone, season one
2009 CBS STUDIOSFreelance Field Producer - Dr. Phil ( CBS )
Shooting on-location background packages for guests who will be appearing on show working with 2 man crew.
2008 TLCField 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 PRODUCTIONSCasting Director - Best Funeral Ever (TLC)
Cast season pilot and season one, 7 episode candidates and all series regulars.
2012-2013 PARKSLOPE PRODUCTIONSCasting Director - Houston Beauty (OWN)
Cast pilot and season one, 6 episode candidates and all series regulars.
2012 PARKSLOPE PRODUCTIONSCasting 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 MEDIACasting Producer - BRAVO family business pilot
Working with Casting Directors, Quitin Strack and Aaron Long
2010 OWNSenior 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 LLCCasting 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.
FILM PRODUCING AND DEVELOPMENT
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 FILMSProducer/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 FILMSProducer, 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