Michael Sammaciccia, Producer

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Michael “Mike” Sammaciccia, as an executive producer, is currently developing a half-hour single-camera comedy, with a companion hour documentary series, for Will Smith’s Westbrook Studios.  Sammaciccia, with a BA in Secondary Education from NYU, began his entertainment career with Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Productions and Miramax Films. From there, he became Walden Media’s first Creative Executive, bringing in the book “Holes” and serving as the executive in charge of production on the breakout film. Next, Sammaciccia wrote, directed, produced, edited, and shot “Always Will”, an award-winning indie feature available on Amazon, iTunes, and Netflix. He was Senior Vice President of live-action movies and series for Nickelodeon for many years, executive producing and supervising content, before branching off to produce “Survive” for Jeffrey Katzenberg, which starred Sophie Turner and Corey Hawkins. Sammaciccia also just launched his own company, Afterglow Pictures, a development and production boutique specializing in content guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on the audience long after the glow of the screen fades.