About (bio)

Michael Halperin

Michael Halperin was Story Editor for Universal Television and Executive Story Consultant at 20th Century-Fox and wrote television episodes for long-running, popular TV series (see imdb.com).   Halperin co-wrote the best-selling award-winning novel for children Jacob’s Rescue: A Holocaust Story (Random House) and wrote Black Wheels chosen by the National Education Association for its list of the best 100 African American books: 2005 - 2017.  His play Chestnut Trees won the Bronze Quill Award at the 2014 Playwrights Festival in March, 2014.   His comedy, Driving James Dean debuted with the Celebrity Staged Reading Series, Los Angeles, 2011.  Freedom, Texas also debuted in Los Angeles with the Celebrity Staged Reading Series, 2009.  Halperin wrote and directed his play The Spark of Reason at Promenade Playhouse, Santa Monica, California, 2008. All Steps Necessary commissioned by Inkwell Theater premiered in Los Angeles, 2006.  The Chapman Group Rep. Theatre, North Hollywood, California produced workshop performances  of his drama with music Dancing With William Blake in 2006.  Yad Vashem, Jerusalem requested a command performance in August 2004 of his one-character play Mela for the fiftieth anniversary of the Holocaust Memorial.  His one-act plays Freud at Sinai and Poor Timing have been produced on both the east and west coasts.  Halperin has a BA in Communications from the Annenberg School of Communications, USC and a Ph.D. in Film Studies.


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