Michael Greenwald

Michael Greenwald

Michael is the Manager of TV at Lin Pictures. He works with writers to find new ideas, develop those ideas, and hopefully sell those ideas to ultimately become your next favorite TV show. He really really loves television.

He grew up in a small town outside of Atlanta, GA where he spent most of his time playing music, writing songs, and watching TV. He then went on to follow two of his heroes, Jim Henson & Larry David, and study at the University of Maryland. He actually ended up there because of a coin flip but that’s another story for another time.

During an internship at TNT & TBS, he was introduced to development and producing and fell in love. He then spent the next few years working in New York, Washington D.C., and London to gain experience before ultimately moving out to Los Angeles.

His career started at Jerry Bruckheimer Television before moving on to the CBS series Hostages. After a few years of working in development and production he branched off on his own and began independently producing. He had a tv series optioned, produced and directed documentaries, and produced a series for Yahoo! before coming to work for Lin Pictures.

Michael is an avid fan of the TV, Atlanta Hawks, Maryland Terrapins, and guitars. He’s happy to talk about all four whenever you’d like.

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Childhood ambition: To be a rockstar

Fondest memory: Recording and Releasing an album at 17

Soundtrack: Queen, Dylan, Dolly, Buckley, Neutral Milk Hotel, and… John Mayer…

Retreat: Lisbon, Portugal

Wildest dream: To love what I do every day

Proudest moment: Making the move to LA

Biggest challenge: Living far from family

Alarm clock: I wake up every day exactly 6 hours and 30 minutes after I’ve fallen asleep without fail

Perfect day: Family, Girlfriend, Friends, Dogs, Music, Basketball, and lots of food

First job: Busboy/Salad Maker Extraordinaire - Capozzi’s Pizza, Pasta & More

Indulgence: Shoes, Plain T-Shirts, Guitars, Cameras

Last purchase: Who Built That?: The Modern House

Favorite movie: The Sandlot, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Walk Hard: the Dewey Cox Story, Beginners, About Time

Inspiration: My grandparents

My life: Is 72 and sunny.