Michelle Manning is executive producer of Disney Channel’s new coming-of-age series “Andi Mack.” She also served as executive producer on the Disney Channel Original Movies “Adventures in Babysitting” and “Teen Beach 2.” Additionally, Manning has extensive experience in the motion picture industry as a studio executive, and has produced and directed film and television projects for over 30 years.
She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Directors Guild of America. As president of Production for Paramount Pictures, Manning was responsible for managing all aspects of development and production for Paramount’s motion pictures. During her time there, she oversaw over 20 Paramount classic films such as “Forrest Gump,” which won six Academy Awards in 1994; “The Hours,” which was nominated for nine Oscars; as well as “Titanic,” “The Firm,” “Nobody’s Fool,” “Clueless,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “Braveheart” and “Saving Private Ryan,” among many others.
Prior to Paramount Pictures, Manning was vice president of Production at Orion Pictures, where she served as production executive on Academy Award®-winning Best Pictures “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Dancing with Wolves,” as well as “Little Man Tate” and “The Addams Family.” As an executive of Ned Tanen’s Channel Productions, she co-produced “The Breakfast Club” and was the associate producer of “Sixteen Candles,” both directed by John Hughes.