Screenwriter, author, speaker, Michael Lucker began his career writing television commercials while earning his degree in broadcasting and film at Boston University’s College of Communication. Soon after he landed in Los Angeles working in production on series for ABC, NBC and CBS before taking a job as assistant to Steven Spielberg on feature films Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade, Arachnophobia, Always, Back To The Future II & III and Jurassic Park. He went onto serve in creative affairs at Hollywood Pictures working on such films as Crimson Tide, Terminal Velocity and Taking Care of Business.
Michael then embarked on a career as a screenwriter, helping pen more than twenty feature screenplays for such studios as Paramount, Disney, DreamWorks, Fox and Universal, including Vampire In Brooklyn, Home On The Range, Good Intentions and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2002 as best animated feature. He also served as screenwriter on the animated sequels to Mulan, Lilo & Stitch, Emperor’s New Groove and 101 Dalmatians. An opportunity to serve as creative consultant to Turner Entertainment took him home to Atlanta where he launched his own production company, Lucky Dog Filmworks. In television, Michael has worked with Animal Planet, Cartoon Network, Travel Channel, History, Discovery, NBC, TBS, TNT, TLC, DIY, MSNBC and A&E.
A renowned instructor in screenwriting, Michael serves as a professor of creative writing at Emory University, University of North Georgia and Reinhardt University. He is the founder of Screenwriter School where he conducts writing workshops and serves as advisor to the Atlanta Film Festival’s screenwriting competition. His latest screenplay adaptation “The Rescue” is in development at Olé Entertainment and slated for production in Thailand and Vietnam in 2017.
His first book on screenwriting “Crash! Boom! Bang! How to Write Action Movies” is now available from Michael Wiese Productions.
Learn more at: www.michaellucker.com