J. Michael Straczynski
J. Michael Straczynski has had several careers, first as a reporter for a variety of newspapers and magazines, including TIME and The LA Times, selling over 500 articles. He moved into television, writing over 300 produced scripts as a writer-producer for shows like The Twilight Zone and Murder, She Wrote, and created his own original series including Babylon 5 and Sense8, which debuted last year on Netflix, with season two now in production. Turning to film, he wrote Clint Eastwood’s Changeling, and worked on Thor, World War Z, and other big-budget features. During his fourth career as a writer for such comic books as The Amazing Spider-Man, Rising Stars, Superman: Earth One, and others, he sold nearly 13 million individual issues and his graphic novels consistently hit The NY Times Best Sellers List. He is currently writing a movie for MGM and another for Legendary, and has three new TV series in development.
In his own words: “There’s trying to dance, and there’s dancing. There’s trying to write, and there’s writing. When you can get out of your own way, and just be in that moment, where you’re just doing it, there’s no high that compares to that, no truth more easily apprehended, no emotion more easily rendered, than to just watch it happen and write it down.”
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