About Us
About Dempsey Productions
Our History
Dempsey Productions is a Los Angeles based production company that specializes in producing award shows, concert specials, variety and live television programs. Founder Michael Dempsey, whose career in television production spans over two decades established Dempsey Productions in 2002. The company to date has produced several television shows including the iHeartRadio Music Festival, 2014 Young Hollywood Awards, iHeart Radio Jingle Ball, Cartoon Network’s Hall of Game of Awards, VH1 Super Bowl Blitz Concert Series and the Emmy nominated 12-12-12: Concert for Sandy Relief. Dempsey Productions also has produced several live television shows including VH1 You Oughta Know Live In Concert, CMT Music Awards, VH1 Do Something Awards, Live Earth and 2005 and 2004 MTV Video Music Awards.

Michael Dempsey not only has produced many shows but he has also directed several as well with a few including the 2014 ESPY Awards, Made In America Festival: Los Angeles, TED Talks Conference, VEVO Certified SuperFanFest, Teen Choice Awards, 12-12-12: A Concert for Sandy Relief and Crirtics’ Choice Movie Awards. Dempsey Productions continues to package, develop and produce television shows for cable and network programming. .
Awards Shows
We produce award shows honoring the best in music, television, pop culture, sports & more. We make it our mission to make award shows fun & irreverent while still being classic.
Concert Specials
We specialize in making concerts come to life on TV. We produce concert events showcasing a single artist to multi artist festivals.
Variety Programs
We like to produce television that isn’t just one thing but a mix of music, comedy and more. We strive to make shows that offer something everyone will enjoy and will keep you wondering what will happen next.
Live TV
There is nothing more exciting and challenging than a Live TV and that’s why we love it. We produce all types of live events from concert special, awards shows and variety specials.
Live Streaming
We have expanded our expertise in live television production to live streaming for the internet. We have produce large festivals, concert specials and more for the internet.
And More!
Along with producing shows for TV we are also producing video content for web based entertainment companies. Dempsey Productions is always ready to work on the next big show as well as brainstorming what that next big show is.
Meet The Team
Michael Dempsey / Executive Producer

Michael Dempsey is a multi-talented television producer and director; his career spans more than two decades and well over 200 television specials and series. Among his many recent producer credits are the VH1 You Oughta Know Live In Concert; four years of the iHeart Radio Music Festival; VEVO Certified SuperFanFest; three years of the CMT Music Awards; The Kid’s Inaugural: We Are the Future; 46664: A Concert For Nelson Mandela; and Live Earth. Read Full Bio


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Kathryn Rickey / Producer

Ever since Kathryn was a young girl she dreamed of working in TV Production - and realized that dream when she joined Dempsey Productions in 2007. As a Producer she has expanded her knowledge of the business, worked hard and had a lot of fun. Dempsey Productions has given her the opportunity to be a part of many amazing shows. She enjoys working creatively with others, loves challenges, and building shows from the ground up.


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Adam Hutson / Business Manager

Adam has worked with Dempsey Productions for 14 years as their Business Manager, ensuring the pace of business keeps up with the pace of entertainment.


Amy Johnson / Producer

Amy has 18 years progressive television production experience with the past five years working with Dempsey Productions as a Producer. She enjoys long walks on the beach and the demands of a live television show. She thrives on new challenges and creative opportunities always striving for excellence. Her recent credits include CMT Music Awards, iHeart Radio Music Festival, NHL Awards and Disney Radio Music Awards.


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