His credits included being the creator, writer, producer and director of the acclaimed NEWSMAX TV’s series “AN AMERICAN MOMENT” and “AN AMERICAN LIFE”, as well as the West Coast Producer/Director for History Channels’ six-hour television min-series, “VIETNAM in HD”, as well as History’s historic Emmy award-winning, ten-part series “WORLD WAR II in HD” and its follow up two hour special, “THE AIR WAR”.
His work on the six hour mini-series for the American Heroes Channel (AHC) entitled “AGAINST THE ODDS”, premiered with record-breaking audience numbers …while a new mini-series on Vietnam for The National Geographic Channel, hosted by Charlie Sheen, (BROTHERS IN WAR) also premiered to critical acclaim.
He has also directed and co-produced The History Channel’s award-winning, two hour television specials, “WHEN COWBOYS WERE KING”, “HOLLYWOOD’S GREATEST VILLAINS”, “70’s FEVER” as well as the A&E, special, “CECIL B. DE MILLE” and
“THE JAMES WOODS BIOGRAPHY” among others.
In 2018, he partnered with MediaBiz’s and Starlings Entertainment’s CEO, Karine Martin, and Director Mike Sears to form “MBM3 FILMS”, and “MBM3 FUND”, an equity financing and production group for the financing, production and distribution of feature films.
Michael began his media career in 1979 with the creation and hosting of the radio feature “FACE TO FACE”, an issue-oriented, nationally syndicated radio news program that aired Monday through Friday, on 126 stations in the United States and 697 stations in 41 countries around the world. In 1984, after some 1,175 broadcasts, he left radio to expand his horizons in the fields of television and feature films.
Throughout his media career, he has been honored with twenty-one (21) national and international awards for his film and television achievements, as well as winning two (2) American Political Consultant’s coveted “Pollie Awards” and was nominated for the Advertising Industry’s prestigious Clio Award.
In addition to authoring the acclaimed books, “MASTERING the ART of MEDIA MESSAGING” and “THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF COMMUNICATION, his lifetime speaking and lecturing achievements have earned him an appointment as a “Visiting Faculty Member” at the celebrated, Leadership Institute in Washington, DC and that of a Guest Lecturer at Pepperdine University as well as the University of Southern California.
Besides being one of the Managing Directors of the MBM3 Film Group’s equity investment fund, Michael is also a voting member of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a vested member of SAG-AFTRA, as well as, The National Alliance of Motion Picture Producers, Inc., and founder of his own Production and Media Relations Company, MICHAEL S. EMERSON PRODUCTIONS, which specializes in the development and production of entertainment and advertising properties as well as the analysis of Corporate and Governmental Media Relationship programs.