Michael lives and works as a screenwriter and producer in Los Angeles. He has won numerous US screenwriting competitions (STORYPROS, LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL) whiledeveloping and writing TV series and feature films with US and German companies. He was crucial in setting up a cooperation between UCLA and The German Film University in Berlin on a joint Masters program for TV screenwriting.
In Germany, Michael created and wrote six drama series, over sixty TV movies and feature films. As a producer he has overlooked national and international productions, including Oscar Roehler’s JEW SUSS: RISE AND FALL and the German adaptation of the Colombian Telenovela hit BETTY LA FEA (UGLY BETTY in the US). Most recently, Michael adapted a bestselling novel for screen, successfully pitched two series to studios, agents and production companies in Los Angeles, and works with US showrunners on joint developments. Michael won the GERMAN TELEVISION AWARD as head writer of VERLIEBT IN BERLIN.
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografie (Italienische Filmakademie)
TU Berlin (Promotion Dr. phil)
seit 2014 in Los Angeles
2017 Semi Finalist Screenplay Festival with Man on The Moon
2016 Semi Finalist Storypros with Man on The Moon
2016 Second place at IFS Los Angeles Filmfest, Independent Filmmakers Showcase with Seven Kings
2015 Finalist at World Series of Screenwriting with Operation No Moore
2015 Runner Up at Los Angeles Screenwriting Contest with Seven Kings
2014 Finalist Hollywood Screenplay Award for Operation No Moore
2014 Grand Jury Prize of New York Screenplay Contest for Operation No Moore
2014 Finalist Family Film Fest Los Angeles for Operation No Moore
2014 Semi Finalist Austin Film Festival for Operation No Moore
2008 “Rose d’Or, Montreux, France, best daily drama show Verliebt in Berlin (adaptation of Ugly Betty)
2006 Deutscher Fernsehpreis (“German Emmy”) for head writing Verliebt in Berlin (Ugly Betty)