Meet The Founder

Michael HanlyFounder/President

Michael’s career in the film industry began in High School where he created public service video documentaries for the Orange County, CA Public Cable System. After attending New York University Film Workshops he chose to pursue a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Cinema from Columbia College-Hollywood in California.

He was asked back to his alma mater by Brianne Murphy, ASC – now president of the college –  to redesign and lecture in their film editing classes. As full-time faculty for Watkins College of Art and Design Film School in Nashville, he created and classes in advanced production techniques and visual storytelling as well as aiding in the expansion of their program from an Associates Degree to a Bachelors Degree in Film Production.

He is currenlty doing content creation for his YouTube channel – Silver Screen Paradise – which this venture is named after.

To date, he has and continues to create curriculum, online lectures, and filmmaking demonstrations for class ranging from film production and advanced post-production through screenwriting. He holds a Master of Science in Entertainment Business and is co-author of the textbook “Visual Character Development in Film and Television: Your Character is Your Canvas”