My name is Michael Braverman. (That's me on the right.) And I am a pro. After spending
extraordinarily successful and rewarding years
in the Hollywood trenches as a prime-time television creator, writer, producer,
director and show runner, I am now transitioning into a slightly less frenetic lifestyle
writing instructor, analyst, mentor
I began teaching film and television writing in 2002 in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Extension Writers' Program; I currently teach at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Program and the San
Francisco Academy of Art University. From the day I began, I discovered, to my great satisfaction (and
astonishment), that I thoroughly loved teaching. And since that first day at UCLA,
sharing my experience, expertise and insights with fellow writers has been a constant
source of joy and contentment for me.
A few weeks ago—after three years (frequently interrupted by television script
work), six hundred sixty double-spaced pages and seven drafts—I completed
my first novel, Darwin's Tears, and placed it lovingly into the eager, outstretched
hands of my agent. He immediately read it bumper-to-bumper, nodded his approval
and has just informed me that my manuscript is winging to New York and the publishing
fates that await it there. Nerve-wracking, yes, but what an incredible, wonderful
feeling it is.
Maybe I can help you get your novel to New York. Or your script to Hollywood. Or,
perhaps, get you started on your first script or book. That's what I do.