Film Industry

[June 23rd ]
04:45pm - 05:45pm
Theme: Breakout 9b: Lights, Camera, Action; Experiences of a Reluctant TV PitchMan

Michael Thai is an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker working in the US and Asia. He has written two theatrical films for the Vietnamese market: Saigon Bodyguards (CJ Entertainment), being remade by the Russo brothers and Universal with Chris Pratt and Wu Jing set to star, and Daddy Issues (Lotte), which won the Cinequest Audience Award and topped the local box office. A graduate of USC, Michael’s work has been recognized by the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, Vietnam’s Golden Kite Awards, Austin Film Festival, Black List, CineStory Foundation, Palm Springs ShortFest and TrackingBoard’s Young & Hungry List.