Having graduated from the theatrically prominent American Academy of Dramatic Arts, I began my lifelong journey into the world of entertainment.
After years of having a successful career in the theater, I realized I knew nothing of television or film. I have always believed you must immerse yourself into your career of choice and learn on the job. So, putting my theatrical career on hold, I began with many production assistant jobs on several films and music videos. One of those films lead to an internship with Joel Silver at Silver Pictures, which lead to an assistant to several Creative Executives at Turner Pictures and finally settling into the position of Executive Assistant to Polly Cohen at Warner Brothers Studios. After several years with Warner Brothers, my confidence and knowledge of the ins’ and out’s of how filming all begins, from conception of a script to the shooting of the project, gave me the courage to venture out and return to my love of acting.
Name: Michael Mapel
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Producing Partner and Creative Executive of Willow Brook Studios
Occupation: Actor and Producer
Unique traits: To learn more about me and my love of film, check out my website at: www.michaelmapel.com