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3.4 Who are the behind-the-scenes people? (Late Night with Conan O'Brien)




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This article is from the Conan O'Brien FAQ, by Joseph Gebis j-gebis@uiuc.edu with numerous contributions by others.

3.4 Who are the behind-the-scenes people? (Late Night with Conan O'Brien)

Lorne Michaels, the executive producer of LNwCOB, also produces
many other projects, including "Saturday Night Live," and nearly all of
the spin-off projects from it. He was also the producer of the wildly
popular "Kids In The Hall" programs.

The musical guests are picked by Jim Pitt, a talent director. About
the type of music on the show, he says, "I'm pretty much left alone ...
I hear music. I like it. I put it on TV."

Here's a list of credits, that are complete and up-to-date as of 4/10/96:

Executive Producer:
Lorne Michaels

Producer:
Jeff Ross

Consulting Producer:
Mitchell Semel

Directed By:

Until recently, the show was directed by Dana Calderwood. Soon after the
400th episode, Dana left the show. The interim director was Morris
Abraham, but the new director is:

Liz Plonka

Head Writer:
Johnathan Groff

Written By:
Chris Albers
Thomas Blacha
Greg Cohen
Janine Ditullio
Michael Gordon
Brian Kiley
Brian McCann
Conan O'Brien
Brian Reich
Andy Richter
Mike Sweeney

Associate Producer: 		Graphics Coordinator:
John Irwin			Charlie Wilke
  
Talent Executives:		Assistant To Mr. Michaels:
Paula Davis			Christine Rubin
Kim Friedman
Jim Pitt			Assistant to Jeff Ross:
				Jacqueline Ytuarte
Segment Producers:	
Frank Smiley			Assistant To Mr. Semel:
Michael Weinberg		Cecile Schwartzman
  
Talent Coordinators:		Assistant Scenic Designer:
Gina Battista			Chryss Hion
Lynn Kaplan
				Art Director:
Music Director:			Dianne Duthie
Max Weinberg
				Casting:
Assistant Directors:		Jennifer Low Sauer
Tracy King
Maureen Smith			Music Coordinator:
				Debbie Wunder
Production Associate:		
Brenda Ventura			House Band:
				Jerry Vivino
Set Designers:			Scott Healy
Keither Ian Raywood		Mike Merritt
				Jimmy Vivino 
Lighting Consultant:		Mark "Love Man" Pender
Phil Hymes			La Bamba
  
Technical Consultant:		Assistant Musical Director:
Stacey Foster			Jimmy Vivino
  
Writer's Coordinator:		Graphical Consultant:
Ellen Barancik			Bob Pook
  
Costume Designer:		Graphics:
Deborah Shaw			Mike Collins
				Kevin Frank
Technical Director:		Doug Zider
Jim Marshall			Anne Elbagali
 				Pierre Bernard Jr
Stage Managers:			
Gary Natoli			Outside Properties:
Steve Hollander			Bill Tull
				Paul Saraceni
Production Designer:
Bobby Ber			Studio Properties:
				Bob Bowman
Scenic Designer:		
Daniella Perna			Head Carpenter:
				Joe Gorta
Lighting Director:		
Joe Geores			Head Electrician:
				Randy Savitch
Production Electrician:	
Peter Ehrhardt			Scenic Artist:
				Joe Konopka
Senior Audio:
Fred Zeller			Wardrobe:
				Tina Ryan
Music Mixer:
Julie Perez			Make-up:
				Andrea Miller
Audio:	
Glen A. Arber			Hair:
Joe Aebig			Liza Hazel
Jimmy DeVito
Bruce Leonard			Cue Cards:
Barbara Byrd			Video Cue
Harta Hogan			Brain Kaman
				Melanie Winderbaum
Video:
Carl Henry III			Photographers:
				Baskin Studios
Special Effects:		Norman Ng
Neal Schatz			Lesly Weiner
  
Technical Manager:		Main Title Theme:
Frank Garafalo			Howard Shore
				John Lurie
Studio Manager:	
George Mendez			Announcer:
				Joel Godard
Cameras:
Carl Eckett			Production Staff:
Mike Bennett			Kimberly Simon
George Ciliberto		Haleigh Safran
Bailey Stortz			Michael Hammek
				Jordan Schlansky
Videotape:
Steve Skorupka			Production Accountants:
				Roger J. Miletic
Electronic Graphics:		Dawn Massy
Carol Collings			Chris Williams
  
Editors:			Production Consultant:
Chuck DeJan			Key Aymong
Katherine Babiak
Ed Hinch			Music Equipment Provided by:
Mark Jankeloff			Amplification, Inc.
				Drum Workshop
Maintenance:			Yamaha
Marty Carver			Mackie
Steve Sirivanta			Gibson
Ed Wieczorek			Kurzwell/Young
Paul Kopcienski			Chang
				Lexicon
Assistant To Mr. O'Brien:	Diaz
Maysie Anderson			
 				Executive In Charge Of Production:
Script Coordinator:		Gary Considine
Susan Santamauro
 				Tickets for "Late Night With Conan O'Brien:"
Production Coordinator:		Write: NBC Tickets
Geoffrey Added			30 Rockefeller Plaza
  
Research:			Or Call: (212) 664-3056/3057
Mariah Notaras			
Amy Roth			Broadway Productions
Eliza Minot			NBC

 

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