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Michael Giampa is a graduate of the “Video-Clerk-Turned-Professional-Screenwriter” School. Top placement in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscar folks) Nicholl Fellowship secured him literary representation and his first paid writing gig.
Since then he has penned a produced feature (Johnny Tootall starring Adam Beach) and been optioned or commissioned to write nearly twenty more. Michael is also active in the film community – having published in both Creative Screenwriting and Script magazines and participated as an invited guest in the Whistler Film Festival’s Master Class Series and lecturer at Victoria’s CineVic Society.
He recently secured the film rights to Howard O’Hagan’s acclaimed Canadian adventure novel Tay John and has an action/drama screenplay, Throwing Thumbs, in pre-production with Stephen Fry’s Sprout Productions and an A-list director in Los Angeles.
Michael looks next towards the production aspect of film and the launch of his own company – Drawing Fire Films – in 2010 to develop in-house projects as well as acquire others.