Michael Soussan is a published author and produced screenwriter. His first book was based on his experience as a UN whistleblower, which received wide critical acclaim by topping the Wall Street Journal’s “Best Books of the Year” list. The book was made into a feature film starring Ben Kingsley and Theo James (A24, Universal, 2018) called “Backstabbing for Beginners”.
Since moving to LA in 2017, he has sold five TV projects and has been the creative force behind the development of BK Heights’ 2020 slate of projects.
Before becoming a full-time writer, Michael worked at CNN, the United Nations, and K Street in Washington DC, taking assignments across Iraq, Afghanistan and the Congo. Michael was as a journalist and intelligence analyst who would brief Congress and the US Central Command on issues related to global corruption and anti-terrorism media programs.
Michael has appeared as a live guest on many popular platforms such as CNN, MSNBC, the BBC, Sky News, Google Talks, and AOL Build. He has also been a contributing writer to publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and The New Republic.
Michael has been the subject of two documentaries, one of which was distributed by MGM and the other was directed by Oscar-winning director Denis Ponçet and commissioned by the European channel Arté. Michael studied at Brown University and NYU, where he taught writing classes.
Michael also holds EU citizenship from Denmark.
Keith Wright started his producing career recently as the Executive Producer on the film TIME FREAK (QC Entertainment, Lionsgate, 2018), a romantic comedy starring Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game, Sex Education TV-Series) and Sophie Turner (Game of Throne, X-Men). Keith helped in leading the process of development, packaging and financing.
Keith has been focused on applying marketing science methods to the process of film making. As a consultant, producer, and nerd with nothing better to do with his time, he has been experimenting with bayesian statistical approaches to predicting a given project’s audience size, demographic, interest, and behavioral attributes. The methods applied refer to the practice of marketing science, a form of combining marketing technology, cloud computing, and data science.
Born in Silicon Valley, Keith was an early stage employee at the tech startup Wildfire Interactive, a social media marketing technology startup, which was acquired by Google in 2012. At Google, Keith serves as a Data & Marketing Science consultant, having advised some of the largest players in the media & entertainment industry.
Over the past seven years at Google, Keith has focused on marketing technology, big data, and analytics. He was instrumental in the go-to-market efforts for the Google Marketing Platform and new Google Cloud & Marketing Science offerings.
Keith is an advisor to the publication China Film Insider, www.ChinaFilmInsider.com.
Keith is the managing partner and co-organizer of the New York Film Conference, www.NewYorkFilmConference.com.
Keith was a participating member of the TransAtlantic Partnership Program (TAP) class of 2019.