Director, writer, producer, dramaturge, media coach & strategist for entertainment brands, ad agencies, icons, and global industry leaders. His unique understanding of entertainment and behavioral science is why he has become a leading development creative.



The Short Story

Beginning at Philadelphia’s iconic KYW-TV before the age of 18, Michael Paul was mentored by now-established executive producers from the Ellen DeGeneres Show, The View and The Oprah Winfrey Show in talk show, magazine, late night and documentary formats.

His career in comedy and literary allowed him to share the stage with talents like James Brown, Joan Rivers, Lisa Lampanelli and Lewis Black, television and movie credits alongside Winona Ryder, Paul Rudd & Katherine Heigl, hosting for Dick Clark Productions and Sirius Radio, a voice over and puppeteering career for  Saturday Night Live, Disney and Jim Henson along with his own show on MTV.

Winding down his performance career, Post Hill Publishing asked him to write the critically acclaimed book, Breaking Out of Show Business.

He is now behind the scenes as a leading concept consultant/creator/director/writer/talent producer/showrunner for some of the largest productions and brands in our national and global culture including entertainment & corporate campaigns, Theater, Las Vegas Spectacles, Comedy & Music Concerts, Award Shows, Sitcoms, Late Night and Corporate Media & Events with Richard Branson, Netflix,  Fisher Scientific, Wynn Casinos, AT&T, Comedy Central Roasts, Disney Theatrical, Jennifer Hudson, The National Holocaust Museum, Spike Lee and The Muppets.

IF THAT’S NOT ENOUGH more about me ...



  • Telly Award for Directing: “34th American Cinematheque Honor Spike Lee”
  • Telly Award for Directing: “45 Minutes of Inspiration”
  • Telly Award for Producing: Talk Show/Interview
  • Telly Award for Director/Writer: Interactive Programming
  • Winner of the Academy of Visual Arts: Feature Branded Editorial Experience
  • Ex Populus Award for Best Virtual Event: Little Cinema/Paramount+ “Picard S2”
  • National Event Producers Association: Award of Excellence
  • Nevada Casino Show of the Year Award
  • Guest Speaker & Workshops at NYU, PACE, UCLA, SAG-AFTRA
  • Editorials for Huffington Post, LaughSpin, Hollywood Reporter, USA Today
  • Air Force Secret Service, Navy and Nasa medals of appreciation