Born and raised on Long Island, New York. Michael’s roots were established in business from a young age. Starting out as an assistant producer on a morning rock and roll show, Michael eventually moved on to the optical industry. After years of learning all aspects of the business, Michael’s experience led him to become the owner and CEO of Hirsch Optical Corp., a Long Island based wholesale ophthalmic laboratory. This business was merged with another lab in the area, where he served as a Director. In the same industry, Michael was the owner and CEO of Miro Optix LLC, a Long Island based ophthalmic frame manufacturer. During this time, Michael designed, patented, produced and distributed the Division1 Sports Safety Frame. In 2013, Michael ventured into the film industry thanks to Yale Productions. The first project was Addiction: A 60’s Love Story, which exposed Michael to the magic of the film industry. Based on this positive experience, Michael became an executive producer on many more projects which has only fueled his passion for movies. Michael has since formed MIRO Productions to focus on producing full time. Under the Yale Productions brand, Michael and his partners are creating a truly unique and incredible indie film with an amazingly talented cast called Shotgun.
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