Tom Sellitti has been a producer on Rescue Me since its first season on FX in 2004 and currently serves as a Co-Executive Producer. The series, which chronicles the lives of members of the FDNY, recently wrapped its seventh and final season. In 2010, Sellitti served as Producer on the comedy short Inside Out, overseeing all aspects of development and production on the project that was shot on location in Long Island. The scripted black comedy centers on the dysfunctional corrections officers of a fictitious minimum security prison and the white collar criminals over whom they preside.
In 2007-08, Sellitti worked as a Supervising Producer on the FOX drama Canterbury’s Law, which starred Juliana Margulies. He also Co-Executive Produced the Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy in 2004, which turned out to be the highest-rated program of the year for the network. In 2003, he served as Co-Executive Producer of the Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary, one of the highest-rated programs in the network’s history. From 2002-2004, he worked as Co-Executive Producer and Co-Creator of the Comedy Central animated series Shorties Watchin’ Shorties, which combined the stand-up comedy of today’s top comics with animated vignettes to add a new visual dimension to an old art form.
In 2002, Sellitti was a Co-Executive Producer and Co-Creator of the Comedy Central mini-series Contest Searchlight, a mockumentary spoof on Project Greenlight that detailed the struggle of a young director trying to bring to light his artistic vision of a sitcom, but actually creating the world’s worst television show. Contest Searchlight blurred the lines between reality and entertainment. An incident on the show actually required Denis Leary (Executive Producer) to make an impromptu appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien to inform the public that the series was not ‘real’, but in fact, scripted. Tom was the first person to join Denis Leary and Jim Serpico’s production company, Apostle, in 1994. Since that time, he has been a driving force behind the company’s development slate, helping produce television series and specials. As a core member of the Apostle team, his producing services have helped advance their standing as one of the most successful production companies in the entertainment business.