Sat 8/19: Michael Griffin - Assistant, Principato-Young Entertainment - *Session Sold Out!*
Saturday, 8/19 @ 2:00pm - 5:00pm PT
- Features: All Budgets - Drama, Comedy, RomCom, Action, Adventure, Thriller, Horror
- TV Projects: Network, Cable & Digital - Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller, Horror
Themes/Formats: Animation, Coming-of-Age, Sports, Road Trip, "Buddy", True Stories, Biopics, Female-Driven, Period Piece, Psychological, High-Concept, Graphic Novels, Documentary Adaptations
Bio: Mike Griffin is the executive assistant to Paul Young, founding partner of Principato-Young Entertainment, one of the premier management and production companies in Hollywood. Originally from New Orleans, Mike graduated from the University of Alabama with degrees in Political Science and English before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment. At Principato Young, Mike works in artist management and development where his specific focus is representing stand-up comedians, writers, and actors. PYE represents such clients as Ed Helms, Will Arnett, Tom Lennon and Ben Garant, and Key and Peele. Mike’s true passion is for searching out and developing stand-up comedians with hopes of developing a show or film that he can produce alongside them. Over the course of his 6 year career in entertainment, Mike has explored many different sides of the business. He started out as an assistant at ICM Partners, where he worked with such talents as Gal Gadot, Beyonce, Tracee Ellis Ross, Patrick Warburton, and Oscar winning cinematographers Emmanuel (Chivo) Lubezki and Janusz Kaminski. After several years in the agency hustle, Mike left ICM to work for Mel Gibson at Icon Productions. Thrown into a crash course in development, Mike worked alongside Mel on such projects as BLOOD FATHER, the Academy Award winning, HACKSAW RIDGE, and the upcoming TV series for Entertainment One, THE BARBARY COAST starring Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson. After leaving his work in Australia on HACKSAW, Mike worked in unscripted production at Electus International. There he worked in both international sales and development with personalities like Bear Grylls, Adam Conover, and some of the top reality producers in town. Mike also produces a bi-monthly live comedy show called EAT YOUR VEGGIES, where both established and up and coming comedians showcase their. Recent performers include Brent Morin, Tone Bell, Jonathan Kite, Jonathan Davis, and Jenny Zigrino. Outside of his office life, Mike is active in Bobby Kennedy’s Waterkeeper Alliance, a group committed to protecting local waterways and animals. Mike currently resides in West Hollywood, CA.