As Chief Operation Officer Michael Hammond reports directly to Collins Avenue President Jeff Collins, and oversees all aspects of Collins Avenue’s production roster, including day-to-day operations of the company. Hammond is Executive Producer on the hit Lifetime series “Dance Moms,” as well as its numerous spinoff series and specials, including Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition,” and the E! series “The Drama Queen.” Hammond has overseen production on numerous Collins Avenue series, including “American Stuffers” for Animal Planet, “Outrageous Kid Parties” for TLC, and “American Colony: Meet the Hutterites” for National Geographic Channel.
Hammond began his entertainment career in front of the camera, then segued into producing for commercials and music videos prior to joining CBS/World Race Productions, where he served as Producer on the hit primetime Emmy Award-winning series “The Amazing Race” for seven seasons. He was Line Producer for Reveille’s “Losing It With Jillian” and served as Line Producer for multiple seasons of Granada Entertainment’s Emmy-nominated hit series, “Hell’s Kitchen”.