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Michael S. Glick - American Film Institute Senior Lecturer

After Michael finished college at the University of California at Berkeley and completed his military obligation, he started his career in the motion picture industry as an estimator in the MGM production department. After gaining experience in various productions areas, Michael was accepted into the Assistant Directors’ Training Program where he worked on DR. KILDARE, MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., and MR. NOVAK.

Michael’s first feature film assignment as an Assistant Director was on the Cinerama epic HOW THE WEST WAS WON which was co-directed by screen legends John Ford, George Marshall, and Henry Hathaway. In subsequent feature film projects, he worked as an A. D. with filmmakers such as Billy Wilder, Stanley Kramer, John Sturges, John Frankenheimer, and Ralph Nelson on HALLELUJAH TRAIL, SECONDS, and FORTUNE COOKIE.

Michael became a First Assistant Director in the first year and first episode of the television series STAR TREK. He continued to work in that capacity on feature film projects such as EXTRAORDINARY SEAMAN, TICK, TICK, TICK, THE DOMINO PRINCIPLE, and MY OLD MAN'S PLACE.

After the first year of the television series HAWAII FIVE-O, Michael was promoted to the position of Unit Production Manager. The quality of his work as a Unit Production Manager is evident in feature films which include McQ, BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, THE GODFATHER II, CADDYSHACK II, and THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK.

Michael served as producer of Richard Pryor’s hit movie BUSTIN' LOOSE. Then he went on to serve as co-producer of feature films such as OFF LIMITS, THE DOCTOR, TRESPASS, A SIMPLE WISH, and FOR RICHER OR POORER.

Michael also served as Executive Producer on LOCK-UP, ROCKY II, ROCKY V, GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND and THE CREW.

As Vice President of Production for Embassy Pictures, Michael supervised the filming of THE EMERALD FORREST, THIS IS SPINAL TAP, and A CHORUS LINE. Until recently, Michael was Sr. V.P. of Physical Production at MGM Studios overseeing the productions of BARBERSHOP, BARBERSHOP II, OUT OF TIME, UPTOWN GIRL, WALKING TALL, SLEEPOVER, BE COOL, INTO THE BLUE, and THE PINK PANTHER.

Directors Guild of America, USA

Year Result Award Category / Recipient(s)
1975 Won DGA Award

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
for: The Godfather: Part II (1974).

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Western Heritage Awards

Year Result Award Category / Recipient(s)
1994 Won Bronze Wrangler

Theatrical Motion Picture
for: Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).

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