Michael began his career as a literary manager at Michael Ovitz’s management company Artist Management Group (“AMG”) where he represented bestselling authors, literary estates, publishing houses and screenwriters. While at AMG, Michael packaged film and television projects based on his client’s works with influential talents, including Martin Scorsese, Sydney Pollock and Leonardo DiCaprio.
After the sale of AMG, Michael went on to head the book to film department at The Gotham Group where he was based for seven years.
Michael recently left the Gotham Group to launch StoryBy Entertainment with Howard Braunstein of Howard Braunstein Films and Jonathan Baruch and Rob Wolken of Rain Management Group (RMG). StoryBy’s ability to finance production and its relationships with award winning, bestselling authors has StoryBy uniquely positioned to deliver first class, original content to studios, networks, and emerging distribution platforms.
As manager at RMG, Michael continues to represent acclaimed authors and screenwriters, including Colum McCann, winner of the National Book Award for his novel Let the Great World Spin, Dan Simmons, author of the New York Times Bestseller The Terror, novelist and showrunner Thomas Kelly and screenwriter Graham Roland.
Michael lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.