Michael Burke is an Associate Arts Professor in the departments of Undergraduate Film and Television and Grad Film and the Associate Dean of the Kanbar Institute of Film & Television. Michael’s feature film, The Mudge Boy (Showtime Independent Films/Strand Releasing) was produced by Stanley Tucci and starred Emile Hirsch and Academy Award nominee Richard Jenkins. The film premiered in the Dramatic Competition at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival, won the Outfest 2003 Grand Jury Award, and was released theatrically to critical acclaim in May 2004. Michael has developed projects for Pretty Matches Productions (Sarah Jessica Parker) and recently wrote QUAD (2013) starring Aaron Paul, Lena Olin, and Jeff Daniels, for Gilbert Films. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America.