An Emmy-nominated writer and executive producer, Michael Sardo has been a showrunner for both comedy and drama series. He has worked on hundreds of episodes of television, including The Tracey Ullman Show, Grace Under Fire, Wings, Picket Fences, Caroline in the City, American Embassy and Rizzoli & Isles. He was the creator, showrunner and executive producer of the series Fairly Legal and Normal.
Michael has developed and written series pilots for HBO Max, Showtime, Starz, TNT, ABC, NBC, Lifetime and USA networks, HBO Independent Productions, eOne, Witt/Thomas, NBC Productions, Universal Cable Productions, Slingshot Global Media, Circle of Confusion TV, Storyworld Entertainment and MGM Television. Current series projects in development include: Freeman for Legendary Global Television (London) and Talipot Studio (Mexico); Kooks and Ghosts of the Chelsea Hotel for Radical Media (NYC/LA); and Harpoon for Sipur (Israel).
Michael has taught at Williams College, the Inevitable Foundation, Chapman University, Stonybrook University, Maine Media Workshops, and the Columbia University School of the Arts. He was a Mentor and Guest Lecturer for Midpoint TV, a program for new writers sponsored by HBO Europe in Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia, and the Keynote Speaker at the Branducers Conference on The State of Television in Vittoria Spain.
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