Mike Vanderhei is a literary manager / producer originally from Chicago where his pursuit of a career in sports journalism ended his senior year of college when he landed in original scripted programming at AMC Networks working on their multiple Emmy winning series including BREAKING BAD, MAD MEN, and THE WALKING DEAD. After AMC, Mike assisted at Principato-Young Entertainment where he discovered his passion for working with storytellers and championing their careers which lead to Avalon Management & TV where he started to develop a client roster along while helping with their domestic and international TV slate including WORKAHOLICS, CATASTROPHE, and LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER. Vanderhei then took an opportunity to solely focus on his client roster at Protocol Entertainment with industry veteran John Ufland before moving to Rain Management in 2019. Some of Mike’s clients have written on popular series including THE BLACKLIST, CHARMED, DOCTOR DEATH, LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, THE NEVERS, HAPPY!, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, MARCO POLO, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and WESTWORLD to name a few.