Michael Selditch

writer / producer / director


SUMMER 2017


1980 (Or Why I'm Voting For John Anderson) by Patricia Cotter, directed by Michael Selditch | The newTACTics 2017 New Play Festival | newTACTics | BroadwayWorld 


SUMMER 2016


I LOVE YOU... BUT I LIED | NOW ON Lifetime | Season THREE Premiere | June 30 Thursdays at 10/9c |  official website


Interview on Express Train for the Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Play Festival stagebuddy.com


The Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Play Festival | Express Train by Michael Selditch | July 2016 |      The Vine blog   Tickets   Facebook page


WINTER 2015


I LOVE YOU... BUT I LIED | LMN | Season TWO Premiere | Wed Dec 30 at 10/9c |  official website


SPRING 2015


I LOVE YOU... BUT I LIED | LMN | Season Marathon | Wed May 13 at 5/4c |  official website


I LOVE YOU... BUT I LIED | LMN | Episode 6 promo | Wed May 13 at 10/9c | "Threesome & Identity"  official website


I LOVE YOU... BUT I LIED | LMN | Episode 5 promo | Wed May 6 at 10/9c | "Family & Surrogate"  official website


I LOVE YOU... BUT I LIED | LMN | Episode 4 promo | Wed April 29 at 10/9c | "Money & Twins"  official website


I LOVE YOU... BUT I LIED | LMN | Episode 3 promo | Wed April 22 at 10/9c | "Cougar & Hired"  official website


I LOVE YOU... BUT I LIED | LMN | Episode 2 promo | Wed April 15 at 10/9c | "Escort & RIP"  official website


I LOVE YOU... BUT I LIED | LMN | April 8 at 10/9c | Behind The Scenes footage.

I LOVE YOU... BUT I LIED | LMN | April 8 at 10/9c | Behind The Scenes footage.


I LOVE YOU... BUT I LIED | LMN | Season Premiere April 8 at 10/9c | Salacious drama based on true stories about real people doing questionable and unsavory things.  official website


FALL 2014


DENNIS ANYONE? | Selditch talks about CATFISH, showrunning in television, and his upcoming film project, on Dennis Hensley's weekly podcast recorded in Los Angeles.


SPRING 2014


CATFISH: THE TV SHOW | MTV | Season 3 Premiere May 7   sneak peak


WINTER 2013


RISKY LISTING | Esquire Network   official website


TAKE PART LIVE | Host Cara Santa Maria discusses the future of green media with panelists Raphael Sbarge, Michael Selditch and Sal Cardoni.


FALL 2013


RISKY LISTING PREMIERE | Esquire Network | Series Premiere November 19th   sneak peek


THE NEW ATLANTA | Bravo   official website


SUMMER 2011


FOX NEWS | Compilation of Fox News interviews about DETROIT IN OVERDRIVE, shot in New York, Los Angeles and Detroit Fox News affiliates.


DETROIT IN OVERDRIVE SCREENING | Introduction by Laura Michalchyshyn and Michael Selditch at world premiere screening of DETROIT IN OVERDRIVE at the Detroit Institute of Modern Art.


SPRING 2010


9 BY DESIGN | Bravo  official website


NEW YORK TIMES | Article on the Novogratz's and Bravo's 9 BY DESIGN | "Reality TV’s Annoyingly Perfect, Oddly Sane Mom"   read article


WINTER 2010


WOODBURY UNIVERSITY | Architecture students at Woodbury took part in a weekend-long charette to design an “urban creature” inspired by the streets of the Barrio Logan section of San Diego. Led by moderator Stan Bertheaud with guest lecturers, architects: Carlos Barbosa, Michael Selditch and Todd Erlandson. Kaye Davis, Editor


FALL 2010


MARK MAGAZINE #28 | “The TV Set,” an article featuring Michael Selditch, Stan Bertheaud and Carlos Barbosa (architects who've transitioned into film & television) was published in Mark Magazine, a architectural journal from Amsterdam. By Katya Tylevich   enlarge | download

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WINTER 2009


INSIDE REEL | Interview with Michael Selditch and Rob Tate in New York about ELEVEN MINUTES while on the Film Festival circuit.

 


INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION | IDA Awards 2009 | "Michael Selditch, who along with Rob Tate, won the Limited Series Award for ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL was proud of the documentary community he saw at the event..."   read article


INDIE WIRE | Sundance Channel's ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL is announced as the winner of the International Documentary Association Award for "Best Limited Series."   read article


TIME MAGAZINE LIST ISSUE | The Annual "List Issue" names ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL as one of the “Top 10 TV Shows” of 2008 along side such mega-hits as THE SHIELD, MAD MEN, THE WIRE, LOST and BREAKING BAD.   read article


THE LEONARD LOPATE SHOW | Recorded in New York City for NPR. Leonard Lopate interviews Jay McCarroll, Michael Selditch and Rob Tate about their new documentary, ELEVEN MINUTES.

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ELEVEN MINUTES | Theatrical Release Reviews:
 

"Michael Selditch and Rob Tate's charming and unexpectedly perceptive portrait-cum-procedural proves the DIY-authentic corrective to UNZIPPED, a warts-and-all chronicle of McCarroll's year-long preparation for his inaugural show at New York Fashion Week."   read review

VILLAGE VOICE | AARON HILLS

 

"Part of the film's appeal is as a procedural, a study of how designs move from clothing centers in the cerebral cortex to paper, then factory, then fabric and finally, if all goes well on the Fashion Week runway in Bryant Park, to clothing stores around the country."   read review

WALL STREET JOURNAL | JOE MORGENSTERN

 

"It didn't grab me. Not at first. A documentary that tracks the winner of a reality show — in this case Bravo's PROJECT RUNWAY — after his victory. Huh? But ELEVEN MINUTES busts a few fresh moves."   read review

ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE | PETER TRAVER


FALL 2009


HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | International Documentary Association Awards announced. In the Limited Series category, the prize went to the Sundance Channel's ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL, a six-part series from Michael Selditch and Stan Bertheaud that follows a group of students at Tulane's School of Architecture.   read article


HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | Spirit Awards honor lower-profile filmmakers … the honorees also included such low-budget indies as FIXING FRANK, LACKAWANNA BLUES and ROOM.   read article


HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | McCarroll's yearlong journey to show his designs during Fashion Week in New York's Bryant Park is the subject of the very engaging new feature documentary ELEVEN MINUTES.   read article


HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | Jay McCarroll doc lands distribution.   read article


WINTER 2008


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HERE! WITH JOSH & SARA | Radio interview recorded in New York City for Here! network with Jay McCarroll, Michael Selditch and Rob Tate discussing their documentary, ELEVEN MINUTES.


ELEVEN MINUTES | Theatrical Release Reviews:
 

“A skillfully crafted, highly entertaining docu about process, personality and perception.”   read review

VARIETY | RONNIE SCHEIB

“There is tension, there is humor there is triumph and there is pathos all for eleven minutes on a runway. We give this six enthusiastic thumbs up ... Riveting!”   read review

PROJECT RUNWAY BLOGSPOT | SUE ELLEN CUMMINS


FALL 2008


SUNDANCE CHANNEL |  Producer Blogs
 

Why Architecture? | by Michael Selditch   read blog

The Backstory | by Michael Selditch   read blog

Documentary vs. Reality | by Michael Selditch   read blog

Right Place at the Right Time | by Michael Selditch   read blog

New Kid in Town | by Stan Bertheaud   read blog

Meet the Crew | by Rachel Clift   read blog

Get Your Build On | by Rachel Clift   read blog

Stand And Deliver | by Rachel Clift   read blog

The Gods of TV | by Rachel Clift   read blog

This Old House Brand New | by Rachel Clift   read blog

10 Questions to Filmmakers about Politics | by Michael Selditch   read blog

10 Questions to Filmmakers about Politics | by Stan Bertheaud   read blog

10 Questions to Filmmakers about Politics | by Rob Tate   read blog


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AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS DOERS PROFILE | Michael Selditch   read article


ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL | Deleted Scenes & Webisodes
 

Prototypes   link

Living Floor Plan   link

A Neighbor's Memory   link

He's With the Band   link

Carter Takes a Hit   link

Architecture in the Big Easy   link

Guest Critics   link

Dinner at Lauren's   link

Gueydan Lumber   link


SUMMER 2008


ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL | Television Premiere Reviews:
 

“The series captures the drama inherent in architecture … and effectively evokes the local culture. The filmmakers manage to find tension in a process many of us know little about.”   read review

NEW YORK TIMES | ROBIN POGREBIN

“Charming, funny, and compulsively watchable, Architecture School is a rare bird: a TV series that makes intelligence exciting.”   read review

TIME OUT NEW YORK | MATT ZOLLER SEITZ

“Sundance puts its own socially provocative spin on the creative-competition genre ... Architecture School is a thoughtful, entertaining look at a creative field and its real-world effects.”   read review

TIME MAGAZINE | JAMES PONIEWOZIK

“Architecture School is a rich and satisfying documentary series … My only complaint – is that it's too short. I would have liked to have seen more.”   read review

LOS ANGELES TIMES | ROBERT LLOYD

“Reality television may compel you to run away shrieking, but as an architect, you owe it to yourself to tune into Architecture School … the six-part series induces a frisson and a welcome peak at our shared past. And at the same time, seems wholly new.”   read review

ARCHITECTURAL RECORD | ROBERT IVY, FAIA

“Even if you don’t think competitive reality shows are for you, think about making an exception for the terrific, Architecture School. A well-paced and filler-free show, compelling on a number of levels …an absorbing slice of reality.”   read review

CHICAGO TRIBUNE | MAUREEN RYAN

“[The filmmakers] subtly capture the city's unique architectural and cultural flavor. And they do it while making entertaining TV that folds the personalities of the participants, including the residents likely to occupy the finished home, into a larger recovery tale.”   read review

NEW ORLEANS TIMES PICAYUNE | DAVE WALKER

“An unexpectedly engaging, fast-paced show with an edge. It’s got form and function.”

KANSAS CITY STAR | AARON BARNHART


SPRING 2008


CBC RADIO INTERVIEW | During the Hoc Docs Film Festival in Toronto, Jay McCarroll joins QTV host, Jian Ghomeshi on CBC Radio to talk about ELEVEN MINUTES.

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ELEVEN MINUTES | Film Festival Reviews:
 

“Ultimately, the film is a sweet look at the larger-than-life McCarroll, a terrifying intro to the fashion industry and 100 minutes of really beautiful clothes.”   read review

PHILADELPHIA CITY PAPER | MONICA WEYMOUTH

[3 of 4 Stars] "ELEVEN MINUTES is fascinating as much for its depiction of the process (who knew the last-minute arrival of shoes could be so exciting?) as for the portrayal of McCarroll’s bubbly, bitchy but resilient personality (directors Michael Selditch and Rob Tate are his pals but still pretty impartial) under pressure.”   read review

BOSTON PHOENIX | PETER KEOUGH

“Fantastic: perfectly paced, intelligently edited and honest to the core. The latter comes courtesy of McCarroll, who is frank, self-aware, charming and relatively even-keeled, considering the nine-ring circus that rages throughout. In the end, the doc movingly evokes McCarroll's predicament and the double-edged sword that is winning PROJECT RUNWAY.”   read review

TORONTO XTRA | JON DAVIES

“Jay McCarroll Wins Again. ELEVEN MINUTES offers a primer on the nitty-gritty backdrop that props up the industry's facade of glam — scenes that PROJECT RUNWAY, with its fabric- shopping sprees and sewing-machine marathons, won't show you. It's a surprisingly well-crafted documentary that would stand on its own even if its central character weren't already reality-show-famous, but our familiarity with McCarroll makes his quest only more compelling. Three words for you, Jay: You are in.”   read review

MIAMI NEW TIMES | FRANK HOUSTON

“Beautifully shot and edited. You could say that this film is about the fashion industry and that's true, but the larger truth is that this is a film about that universal theme of struggling to succeed in a playing field seemingly designed to do everything it can to prevent success. The little fashion engine that could. We loved it."   read review

PROJECT RUNGAY BLOG | TOM & LORENZO

“A fascinating movie... Even if you’re not interested in fashion, ELEVEN MINUTES is incredibly watchable. For a behind-the-scenes look at the fashion world, ELEVEN MINUTES is worthy to be considered alongside UNZIPPED.”   read review

LONLEY REVIEWER | SAM

[Top Pick] "A definite must-see for anyone wanting to learn more about the fashion industry. But even non-fashion aficionados should appreciate the story and suspense here."   read review

BLOG TO | TIM SHORE

[4 of 4 Stars] "Evincing a likeable mix of nervous vulnerability and youthful arrogance, the designer proves to be a compelling guide for this frank, funny tour of the fashion world.”

TORONTO EYE WEEKLY | JASON ANDERSON

“Totally awesome. It was what I wish reality TV could be, and isn't. It's got all the background and depth and character you miss on a TV show, and none of the trumped-up drama and tendentious music.”

ME VEE | AARON WEBER

“PROJECT RUNWAY on Crack.”

MIAMI EXPRESS | J.W. ARNOLD

“Riveting behind-the-seams documentary. It could be the new version of Isaac Mizrahi's UNZIPPED, but candid, funnier and titled UNCENSORED.”  

TORONTO STAR | RITA ZEKAS


SPRING 2005


NBC NEWS SAN DIEGO | Interview with Michael Selditch on Morning News discussing QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY and the upcoming release of FIXING FRANK.


FIXING FRANK | Theatrical Release Reviews:
 

“Boasts one of the most entertaining and bitterly astute screenplays I've had the pleasure of listening to in a while, with its lengthening spirals of deceit, mendacity and one-upmanship, and its elegant linguistic dances around difficult truths.”   read review

LA WEEKLY | ELLA TAYLOR

“Selditch's powerful film of Hanes' play FIXING FRANK is an effective adaptation of a work from the stage to the screen that bristles with intense portrayals.”   read review

LOS ANGELES TIMES | KEVIN THOMAS


FRONTIERS MAGAZINE | "Gay and Questioning" | Interview with Michael Selditch and Dan Butler on the theatrical release of FIXING FRANK.   enlarge | download


WINTER 2004


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SIRIUS OUT Q JOHN McMULLEN SHOW | Selditch talks with guest host, Dennis Hensley in Los Angeles about directing QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY and the upcoming release of his film, FIXING FRANK.


FALL 2002


NBC NEWS COLUMBUS | Interview with Michael Selditch and crew discussing shooting THE CRITICAL HOUR.


SUMMER 2002


RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | 2002 Award Winners | Best Feature Special Interest Award goes to FIXING FRANK.   read article


WINTER 2001


NOMINEES FOR PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS | Outstanding Non-Fiction Program | Trauma Life in the E.R. | Executive Producers, Liane Thompson, Stephen Schwartz | Producer, Michael Selditch   read article


SUMMER 2001


FIXING FRANK | Film Festival Reviews:
 

“As cleverly devised as the mental games of its warring shrinks, FIXING FRANK exemplifies what happens when artists -- as opposed to pseudo-artists with political axes to grind -- take on a controversial issue."
 

"Full of bold dramatic strokes and complex character shadings, FIXING FRANK will set off heated discussion. Butler has a rare opportunity to explore his considerable acting resources in a performance of corrosive intelligence and disarming subtlety.”   read review

VARIETY | ROBERT KOEHLER

“A thought provoking and involving film. The three lead actors inhabit their characters with a compelling mixture of fearlessness and sensitivity.”   read review

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | FRANK SCHECK

“Teems with exhilarating revelations, betrayals and lies.”

LA WEEKLY | JOHN PATTERSON

“The densely sober and constricting knot of Hanes’ impeccable writing transfers to film with fine detail.”

DESERT POST WEEKLY | RANDY MATLIN

“Compelling to the end!”

PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY | DOUG WALLEN

“FIXING FRANK will be on the ‘must see’ gay film list for a long time.”

THE BOTTOM LINE | CECIL BEARE