Michael Urban was born on the tornado swept plains of Bartelsville, Oklahoma. As a young child his family relocated to Bogota, Colombia, for a few years before settling in Miami, Florida. Because he was a poor test taker in high school, Urban attended Florida State University where he majored in German Language and Art History. After winning a scholarship, he went on to complete his studies at the Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany, and upon graduation moved to Los Angeles. After writing the world's worst screenplay, he realized he was in need of additional studies. Urban applied to and was somehow accepted into the American Film Institute's Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies screenwriting program. It was there he met directing fellow Brian Dannelly and the two became writing partners.
Urban and Dannelly have written several projects together and recently completed Runner Up, their second project to be produced Single Cell with Dannelly attached to direct.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
Michael Urban Facts
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