1 hour genre samples
Not interested in acquiring westerns, historical, supernatural detective, dating-app, or gangster-thriller projects.
That said, interested in READING SAMPLES for anything listed above, including the things we aren't acquiring, as we will be staffing a few different projects by the end of the year.
Michael K. Dwyer is a Hawaiian, Chinese, and Irish Producer-and-Screenwriter with over a decade of film industry experience. A native of San Francisco, California, Michael graduated from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts on the Dean’s List as well as the literary honors program Thematic Option.
In 2012, Michael began working for former Columbia Pictures and Sony Chairman Mark Canton, who he assisted on seasons 2 through series finale of the hit show Power, as well as tentpole films like The Last Witch Hunter. Michael also worked briefly as an assistant at the film/music/tech crossover company MX Productions for Christina Aguilera and Matthew Rutler, who had a television deal at Lionsgate Television.
Michael returned to working for Mark Canton as a Creative Executive at his new independently financed venture Cinelou Films, where he associate produced independent films like Robert DeNiro’s The Comedian, Jennifer Aniston’s The Yellow Birds, Ridley Scott’s Phoenix Forgotten, and Joe Dante/Mick Garris’s fan-favorite horror anthology Nightmare Cinema. During this time, he also managed the active slates of Mark Canton’s multiple film and television ventures.
In 2019, Michael left Cinelou as Director of Development, and found a home as the Head of Screenplay and Business Development at Atlanta’s Blackhall Entertainment Ventures, and then at Los Angeles’s Ravendesk Entertainment.
Michael is currently Head of Development at Ravendesk, where he has set up trans-media Comic and Table-top RPG projects across the industry in television, feature, videogame, and podcast spaces. During Michael’s tenure at Ravendesk, he has overseen the company’s growth as it purchased 15+ comic and tabletop-RPG titles, set up an independent first-look development and production deal, as well as secured agency representation for the Company’s slate of IP. Now Ravendesk has a television project fully independently financed for production, and several IPs in deep development across all mediums.
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