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Writer/Executive Producer/Producer

Michael Grais has written and produced movies of domestic and international acclaim, whose gross revenues have exceeded five hundred million dollars. After Emerson College and N.Y.U. Film School, Grais decided to relocate to Los Angeles. He began writing for episodic television and then launched into features. He has written everything from romantic comedies to thrillers for seven Academy Award winning producers/directors.

From his association with Steven Spielberg, the mega hit POLTERGEIST was born. This hugely successful film guaranteed a sequel, POLTERGEIST II , which Grais wrote and produced. It, too, was so successful it demanded yet another sequel immediately, but Grais felt it was time to move on. He then wrote and executive produced a limited series VISITORS FROM THE UNKNOWN for CBS and executive produced the film GREAT BALLS OF FIRE for Orion Pictures, starring Dennis Quaid, Alec Baldwin and Winona Ryder. He then wrote, produced, and financed the hugely successful MARKED FOR DEATH starring Steven Seagal. Next, he produced another box office hit, Steven King’s SLEEPWALKERS for Columbia Pictures, and wrote COOL WORLD starring Brad Pitt, Kim Basinger, and Gabriel Byrne for Paramount Pictures. In 2000, he executive produced WHO KILLED ATLANTA’S CHILDREN, starring Jim Belushi and Gregory Hines, the highest rated movie of that year for Showtime. An accomplished showrunner in episodic television, Grais oversaw production on 22 episodes of the syndicated series, THE IMMORTAL, a supernatural one-hour action skein.

Projects in various stages of development include KILL ZONE, LAKESHORE DRIVE, HOMEWARD BOUND, LOST GIRLS, BORDER WAR, WINTER HEAT, and THE WALL.

Contact: Michael Grais Productions
Website: www.michaelgrais.com
Agent: Chris Barrett (323) 857-4510 


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