Michael Taylor has 35 years experience in the media and entertainment industry, served as Chair of Film and Television Production at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts for 10 years, and currently serves as Executive Director of USC’s Media Institute for Social Change. Taylor also maintains an active career as a producer of theatrical and television films. He produces within the studio system as well as in the independent film arena. Mr. Taylor’s credits include Last Embrace, Bottle Rocket, Phenomenon, The Hi-Line, Instinct, The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper, Mrs. Munck, Princess of Thieves, Phenomenon II, The Commuters, and Copying Beethoven.
Among other honors, Taylor is the recipient of the National Board of Review Award, the Fourteenth Annual Genesis Award for Outstanding Feature Film, the Santa Clarita International Film Award for best Tele-Feature, the Variety/EDI $100 Million Award and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Executive Director and Founder, USC Media Institute for Social Change at USC School of Cinematic Arts
Michael Taylor has contributed to the following articles about Media and Social Change
Getting the Girl: Hollywood’s ‘Conquest Story’ Dilemma
Read full story by Josh Dickey @Mashable
‘Man of Steel,’ ‘White House Down’ Heroes Fight Terrorism
Read full story by John Horn @Los Angeles Times
USC Media Institute for Social Change aims to harness the power and reach of film and TV entertainment for positive social change..
USC School of Cinematic Arts unveils USCMISC, where students will use their skills to make the world a better place..
Can a film with a deep, challenging message still be entertaining? USC Media Institute for Social Change..
‘The Help’: Bold, Black and Bidding for Oscar Glory
Read full story by Jill Serjeant @Reuters