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Mike Polito

Mike has edited numerous projects for a diverse group of directors and producers including Don Mischer, MRC, Casey Patterson, Louis J. Horvitz, Glenn Weiss, Michael Dempsey and Greg Sills. He received Primetime Emmy Awards in 1996, 1999 and 2005 for Kennedy Center Honors, in 2010 for The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert and 2011 for Lady Gaga: The Monster Ball Tour Concert at Madison Square Garden in the Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or Special category. Mike has received 29 Emmy nominations along with 16 Directors Guild Award nominations for his work as an A.D. on several television specials. Recent highlights were his work on the Democratic National Convention, The Presidential Inauguration, Adele One Night Only, and several Large Global Citizen’s Broadcasts. As the founder of Chainsaw, Mike partnered with Bill DeRonde to bring creative editorial services to his clients. Chainsaw became part of Picture Shop and he continues to edit for his clients under the Picture Shop banner.