Media professional - Operations and Production Management
Job Media production management / Dispatch Magazine
Lives In Greater Portland
Michael's foundation began with his education in theatre arts. After graduating, with a B.A. in theatre he moved to New York City to pursue his dreams of working in the television and film industry.
Michael worked as the operations manager for Postworks New York, the largest post-production facility on the East Coast, for several years. He was promoted from operations manager to post-production project manager, working with many hit shows such as "30 Rock," "Nurse Jackie," Michael Moore's "Capitalism" and several Bruce Springsteen documentaries and several award-winning independent films. Additionally while in NYC, he worked with many film festivals including: Tribeca Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival and Independent Film Project. In this time, he broadened his understanding of film distribution, promotion, marketing and financing.
Currently, Michael is working as a board member of Mensk.org as well as the Operations Manager of Dispatch Magazine / Intriuge Group.
Why did you choose Portland? Born and raised here in Portland, I recently moved back for the love of the arts, local culture and opportunities for furthering my career.
What do you like to do with out-of-towners? Day on the water and lots of seafood.
Where's your "happy place" on the peninsula? West End...
What's the most surprising thing about this city? Strength and Talent of the Art Community
What's your favorite indulgence and where do you find it? Standard Bakery
What's the most under-appreciated place or thing in town? Great restaurants and culture.
Rapper turned teaching artist with the goal of keeping the performing arts alive for the youth of Portland.