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Michael January

Manager: Paul Addis, Ambitious Entertainment -


Born in Central California, Michael January studied drama at West Virginia University and Theater Royal in London and began his entertainment career as an actor and director in professional theater.  

After starting as a story analyst for studios and development executive, he wrote four action-thrillers: TO BE THE BEST, FIREPOWER, CIA II: TARGET ALEXA, and DEADLY TARGET for premiere on HBO and Showtime, the female action thriller THE HEIST for HBO and Germany’s Pro7, the romantic cop drama-thriller DER TOD IN DEINEN AUGEN (SILIENCED) starring Thomas Kretchsmann for SAT1, the Native-American themed thriller-drama WARPATH for SKY TV, a family action-comedy crime caper HOW TO CHANGE YOUR PARENTS for Beta Film, and the genre-bending rock’n’roll werewolf/teen horror film NEOWOLF for Lionsgate.

He is one of the screenwriters profiled in the screenwriting documentary and companion Harper-Collins book Tales from the Script: 50 Hollywood Screenwriters Tell Their Stories and is currently developing television series and limited series. 

Michael has two published novels, the speculative fiction autobiography Secret Memoirs of Mary Shelley and the WWII action adventure story Aces and has written six non-fiction travel books in his best-seller Favorite Castles of Europe series. His Nicholl Fellowship Semifinalist script THE BOY KING'S TALE is soon to be published as a medieval YA action adventure novel.


Male, 40+, 55+

Michael January


(Period Drama Series )

An ambitious young boxer rises on his fists and wits from iron worker on the Golden Gate Bridge to "King of Nob Hill" in 1930’s San Francisco.


(Crime Procedural Series)

A murder detective claims he solves crimes by jumping back in time, by 48 hours, 32 minutes to revisit the crime and suspects. Is he real, or a homicidal maniac?


(Horror Feature)

A biracial family goes to visit grandma for the holidays, but grandma has been going through some changes since grandpa died, and just how much she’s changed will be make this their last holiday, ever.

Character-driven, Thriller, Procedural, Western, Romantic, Horror, Historical/Alternative History, YA

Male, 40+, 55+


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