2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule
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Mike Million

writer/director Tenure
Twitter: @mikemillio
Mike Million is a screenwriter & director originally from Arlington, Virginia.  He started his career as a journalist at The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer but turned to screenwriting after writing a script calledAnalog in 2005.  That script landed on the very first Black List and began Mike’s career in Hollywood.  He followed up with another Black List script – a dark comedy called Tenure – which he directed in 2010.  The $5 million indie starred Luke Wilson, Gretchen Mol & David Koechner.  Tenure played at the 2010 Austin Film Festival and was called “touching” and “warm as a cardigan sweater” by the Austin papers.  Recently, Mike set up his spec comedy Holiday Hirewith Mandate Pictures.  He’s currently writingStaycation for Todd Phillips at Warner Brothers.
Mike graduated from the University of Virginia and was a screenwriting fellow at the American Film Institute.  He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Laura and two young kids Chloe and Nathan.  And yes, Million is his real last name (everyone asks).