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Michael Polito

Michael Polito is an editor and assistant director, known for Lady Gaga Presents: The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden (2011), The Wiz Live! (2015) and The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004). See full bio »

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 2015 The Wiz Live! (TV Movie)
 2015 The 3rd Annual Noble Awards (TV Movie)
 2014 Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (TV Special) (editor: Los Angeles)
 2013 Family Dance Off (TV Series)
 2013 Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (TV Movie) (Los Angeles)
 2012 The Kennedy Center Honors (TV Special)
 2012 I Heart Radio Music Festival (TV Movie documentary)
 2012 2012 Do Something Awards (TV Special)
 2012 Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (TV Movie) (as Mike Polito)
 2012 FOX 25th Anniversary Special (TV Movie) (off-line editor - as Mike Polito)
 2011 AFI's Master Class: The Art of Collaboration (TV Series documentary)
 2011 2011 Do Something! Awards (TV Special)
 2011 2011 New Now Next Awards (TV Special)
 2011 Thurgood (TV Movie)
 2010 Teen Choice Awards 2010 (TV Special) (as Mike Polito)
 2009 Streisand: Live in Concert (TV Special documentary)
 2009 The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert (TV Special) (as Mike Polito)
 2009 The 1st Annual Noble Awards (TV Movie)
 2009 The Teen Choice Awards 2009 (TV Special)
 2009 Live & Loud Fridays (TV Series) (as Mike Polito)
 2009 Superstars of Dance (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (2009)
- Episode #1.4 (2009)
- Episode #1.3 (2009)
- Episode #1.2 (2009)
- Season Premiere (2009)
 2008 46664: A Concert for Nelson Mandela (TV Movie documentary)
 2008 American Idol (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2008 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
- James Taylor: One Man Band (2008) ... (as Mike Polito)
 2006-2007 America's Got Talent (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Boston Auditions (2006)
- Final Results (2006)
- Final (2006)
 2005 Music 101: The Green Room (TV Series)
 2005 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Lucas (TV Special) (as Mike Polito)
 2005 77th Annual Academy Awards - UK (TV Special)
 2005 The 77th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 2004 The 76th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (as Mike Polito)
 2004 Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials (TV Special)
 2003 CBS at 75 (TV Special documentary)
 2003 The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (as Mike Polito)
 2003 2003 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special) (as Mike Polito)
 2003 Evelyn: Behind the Scenes (Video documentary short) (as Mike Polito)
 2003 The 75th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (as Mike Polito)
 2002 Making 'Blood Work' (Video documentary short) (as Mike Polito)
 2002 On Stage at the Kennedy Center: The Mark Twain Prize (TV Movie) (as Mike Polito)
 2002 All on Accounta Pullin' a Trigger (Video documentary short) (as Mike Polito)
 2002 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Tom Hanks (TV Special) (as Mike Polito)
 2002 The 74th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 2002 Janet Jackson: Live in Hawaii (TV Movie documentary)
 2002 Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials II (TV Special) (as Mike Polito)
 2001 Dirty Harry: The Original (Video documentary short) (as Mike Polito)
 2001 2001 ALMA Awards (TV Special)
 2001 The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 2001 Timeless: Live in Concert (TV Special documentary)
 2001 3rd Annual TV Guide Awards (TV Special)
 2000 Surprise Wedding (TV Movie)
 2000 The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1999 Soul Music Festival: Part 5 (TV Movie)
 1998 Soul Music Festival: Part IV (TV Movie)
 1998 Essence Awards (TV Special) (as Mike Polito)
 1998 Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 The 19th Annual CableACE Awards (TV Special)
 1997 Soul Music Festival: Part 3 (TV Movie)
 1995 The 67th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1993 For Our Children: The Concert (TV Movie documentary)
 1990 In Living Color (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Date with Grace Jones (1990) ... (as Michael A. Polito)
 1989 A Conversation with... (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Betty White (1989)
 1987 Solid Gold (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #8.1 (1987) ... (video tape)
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Alternate Names:

Michael A. Polito | Mike Polito

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