Michael Tabb



Michael has been a member of the Writers Guild of America, West for fifteen years and has written two produced screenplays for Universal Studios, Werewolf: The Beast Among Us (a reimagining of the Wolfman franchise) and The Car: Road to Revenge (a remake of the 1977 film). Tabb is the co-founder of the WGA Mentor Program in Los Angeles. 

Recently, Michael wrote the television pilot Capitol for Paragon Releasing. He has also developed projects with Hivemind and the creative team whose credits include The Expanse, The Witcher, Snake EyesCharlie’s Angels, The Huntsman, Disney’s Beauty & The Beast, Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, TV’s Flash and Arrow. 

Michael has developed feature films for Disney Feature Animation, The Canton Company at Warner Brothers, Imagine Entertainment, Mandeville Films, Intrepid Pictures, Paradox Studios, and Mystery Road Films. He has collaborated with producers Lawrence Bender, Branko Lustig, Paul Schiff, Sean Daniel, writer/director Jonathan Hensleigh, Director Mike Newell, Academy-Award-winner Dustin Hoffman, and legendary comic-book icon Stan Lee.  

Tabb served as a script analyst for Alcon Entertainment, known for The Blind Side, Blade Runner 2049, The Book of Eli, and Insomnia with put deal at Warner Brothers. 

Michael has taught for Full Sail University’s Creative Writing MFA program, Nashville Film Institute, EEI Creative Arts: School of Film & Entertainment, and MBC (Middle East Broadcasting Company).  He serves on the WGA’s Writer’s Education Committee, formally served on the New Members’ Committee, and has assisted the Writers’ Guild Foundation Community Outreach Program by guest instructing on his craft to underprivileged youth in Los Angeles.  

As a mentor, Tabb served alumni of his alma mater, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and the Missouri Film Office’s Missouri Stories Scriptwriting Fellowship. He has also lectured on screenwriting at The Screenwriters World Conference, StoryExpo, east and west coast writer conferences, the Next Generation of Visual Storytellers Conference, Florida State University, UCLA, and USC. 

Michael Tabb’s book, Prewriting Your Screenplay: A Step-By-Step Guide To Generating Stories, is published by Routledge, America’s #1 textbook publisher.  

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