Michael Milano is a filmmakerjournalist, and the director of Milano Media LLC - a production company experienced in covering a wide-range of human topics. Milano was a varsity letterman at the University of Michigan in football and wrestling. His first book, Michigan Men, about the moral courage of a big-time athletic department in crisis, was published in 2011. His work has appeared at Esquire.com and he has lived, taught and reported in South Africa, Nepal, Thailand, Brazil, Australia and Hawaii. Milano also served several years as a corps member with Teach For America in New Orleans. While at Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, Milano was recognized by The National Academy of Arts and Sciences as an Outstanding Graduate Student in Production. Milano's first film, The Blue Wall, was nominated by both the International Documentary Association and The CINE Golden Eagle Awards as the student film of the year. Now he is the Documentary Fellow at The Center For Investigative Reporting and a Sundance Documentary Film Program Grantee.  Milano is from Cleveland, Ohio, and based in Berkeley, CA.

The Work

I wanted to produce a journalistic novel, something on a large scale that would have the credibility of fact, the immediacy of film, the depth and freedom of prose, and the precision of poetry. - Truman Capote