495 Productions is one of the television industry’s most formidable hit factories, responsible for some of the most riveting reality television programming available on any broadcast or cable network.
SallyAnn Salsano is the Founder, CEO, Executive Producer and creative force behind the 495 Productions team. Since its launch in 2007, 495 Productions’ team has specialized in developing record- breaking programs that entertain viewers while keeping them glued to their screens.
Boasting the highest-rated shows for both MTV and CMT with the global phenomenons “Jersey Shore” and “Party Down South” along with the record-breaking “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party” on VH1, 495 Productions has cemented their place in pop-culture history. Their formula of unique strongly formatted, character-driven television shows anchored by colorful personalities have led them to be one of the top production companies in the industry.
Some additional shows on 495 Productions versatile roster include: “The Real” daytime talk show (syndicated), “Blue Collar Millionaires” (CNBC), “Invitation Only” (Bravo), “Nashville Star” (NBC), “More To Love,” (FOX), “Tattoo Nightmares” (Spike), “Tattoo Nightmares Miami” (Spike), “Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition” (Lifetime), “It Takes a Sister” (Oxygen), “Ex-Isle” (WeTV), “Big Women: Big Love” (Lifetime), “Snooki & JWOWW” (MTV), Friendzone” (MTV), “The Show With Vinny” (MTV), “Jerks With Cameras” (MTV), Disaster Date” (MTV), “The Pauly D Project” (MTV), “Tattoos After Dark” (Oxygen), “Repo Games” (Spike), “Fangasm” (Syfy), “Wedding Wars” (VH1), “Taboo USA” (National Geographic Channel), TV Guide’s #1 award-winning “Nail Files,” “Love Handles: Couples in Crisis” (Lifetime), HGTV‘s #1 rated show “Design Star,” “Freak Out” (ABC Family), Oxygen’s #1 rated show “Dance Your Ass Off,” “The Big Party Plan-Off” (Style Network), “A Shot At Love” (MTV), “Wedding Island” (TLC) ,“A Shot at Love: 2” (MTV), “Tool Academy” (VH1), “Tanisha Gets Married” (Oxygen), and many others.
495 Productions’ shows, distinguished staff and incomparable casts have been nominated for awards including: Daytime Emmy Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Astra Awards and have won a Taste Award, multiple Reality Wanted Awards and a Teen Choice Award for two years in a row.
Compiled of an experienced group of creative television professionals the 495 Productions team has worked for years together in the industry, even before the company’s inception. Salsano serves as CEO and Executive Producer, Andrew Paskoff recently joined as Head of Production, Ryan Abbott is Head of Post Production and Emmy award-winning Drew Tappon is Chief Creative Officer.