Michael Halperin

About (bio)

Publications:  “My Name is David: Search for Identity”, “Fields of Poison: Migrant Farmworker to Crusading Physician”, Floricanto & Berkeley Presses; “Black Wheels”, National Education Assn. 100 Best African American Books List; “Jacob’s Rescue”, Random House, American Booksellers Assn. Best Book; “Writing Great Characters”, Lone Eagle; “Writing the Second Act”, MWP; “Writing the Killer Treatment”, MWP, staple texts for university cinema-television departments.  

Produced Plays: “All Steps Necessary”, Inkwell Theater, Los Angeles premiere; “Mela”, command performance, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem; “The Spark of Reason”, Promenade Playhouse, Santa Monica, California; “Major Rewrite”, “Freedom, Texas”, “Best Revenge: A Harmless Subterfuge”, Theatre 40, Beverly Hills; “Dancing with William Blake”, Group Repertory, North Hollywood, California; “Driving James Dean”, Celebrity Series, Los Angeles.

Writer-Producer, MCA Television; Executive Story Consultant, 20th Century-Fox TV; Story Editor, Universal TV.  Writers Guild of America named Halperin to its 101 Best Written TV Series for “Star Trek: The Next Generation”. Created, developed, and creative consultant for the original and 20th anniversary version of the iconic animated TV series, “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe“.  For additional credits, see imdb.com


Recipient:  National Endowment for the Humanities grant.
Member: Writers Guild of America; Dramatists Guild. ​​​