A former lawyer with extensive experience in arts and entertainment law, Michael was Director of the Arts Law Centre of Australia and the National Indigenous Arts Advocacy Association, and has served on boards of several arts and cultural organisations.
He commenced producing film and television projects in 1997. Michael is the Executive Chairman and Commercial Director of Matchbox Pictures.
He is also Professor, Film and Television at Swinburne University of Technology. His TV and film producing credits include the award-winning The Slap, Next Stop Hollywood, Cut Snake and Nowhere Boys.