Michael Dinner is a director, producer and writer for television, a graduate of Harvard University and the American Film Institute (AFI).
His AFI diploma project was Miss Lonelyhearts, with Eric Roberts, a film which received the Special Jury Prize at the Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Festival, and won several international awards.
During the making of Miss Lonelyhearts, Dinner became aware of the script for the drama Heaven Help Us about a catholic boys school. This film was the opening of the Festival of Deauville in 1985.
Dinner then directed the comedy Off Beat in 1986.
His initial foray into television was as director of the final episode of the 88-89 season of the series The Wonder Years, which earned him his first Emmy nomination.
Dinner directed the pilots for Tribeca, Sweet Justice, Early Edition and Dellaventura, and Fantasy Island. He produced and directed the acclaimed movie for television Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story.
Note: None of these projects has been published yet.
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