I’m often asked when I first started writing. And my answer is always that I can’t remember a time when I didn’t write. As a kid, I loved to write poems, short stories and plays. And I just never stopped.
After graduating from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, his hometown, Michael looked to start a career in copywriting. But it was the love of movies and the idea of writing these wonderful, visual stories where he could create a world of his own that took him on a different path. So, he packed up his belongings and moved to Los Angeles.
Shortly after arriving, he found himself sitting in a posh office on Sunset Boulevard looking out onto the Hollywood Hills and being offered his first writing gig, a sci-fi feature film. While, as often the case, the project didn’t make it through to production, he was hooked. The opportunity directly led to writing his first feature, a family film called “Kid Cop,” which aired on HBO and ABC Family networks, and was the featured film in the KidFest film festival. the way, he has had various scripts optioned and won a couple of writing contests. He continues to be a member of the LA Writers Center, which promotes diversity and excellence in screen and play writing. More recently, his TV-movie rom-com, “Love in Whitbrooke,” aired throughout the US, Canada and Europe.
Which brings to the other question he is often asked – why leave LA and move to Berlin? “For me, it was the right move at the right time. It’s a convergence of different cultures, new ideas and fresh inspiration!”
Michael writes and develops screenplays in English.