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Michael Olmert

Born in Washington, D.C. and holds degrees in English Literature from Georgetown University (M.A.) and the University of Maryland (Ph.D). Teaches Shakespeare, Medieval Studies, 18th Century Studies, and Contemporary British Drama at the University of Maryland. Has published three books: "The Official Guide to Colonial Williamsburg" (1985); "The ... See full bio »
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 2009 Secrets of Angkor (TV Movie documentary)
 2008 Shipwreck: Captain Kidd (TV Movie) (writer)
 2008 Meerkat Manor: The Story Begins (Documentary) (writer)
 2005 Before the Dinosaurs (TV Series documentary) (written by - 1 episode)
- Water Dwellers (2005) ... (written by)
 2005 Walking with Monsters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Reptile's Beginnings (2005) ... (writer)
- Clash of Titans (2005) ... (writer)
 2003 Dinosaur Planet (TV Mini-Series documentary) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Alpha's Egg (2003) ... (written by)
- White Tip's Journey (2003) ... (written by)
 2003 Walking with Cavemen (TV Series documentary) (writer - 4 episodes)
- The Survivors (2003) ... (writer)
- Savage Family (2003) ... (writer)
- Blood Brothers (2003) ... (writer)
- First Ancestors (2003) ... (writer)
 2001 Walking with Prehistoric Beasts (TV Mini-Series documentary) (written by - 6 episodes)
- Mammoth Journey (2001) ... (written by)
- Sabre Tooth (2001) ... (written by)
- Next of Kin (2001) ... (written by)
- Land of Giants (2001) ... (written by)
- Whale Killer (2001) ... (written by)
 2001 Mayday!: Lost at Sea (TV Movie documentary)
 2000 The Ballad of Big Al (TV Short documentary) (written by)
 2000 Intimate Enemies (TV Movie documentary)
 2000 Nature (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Intimate Enemies: Lions and Buffalo (2000) ... (writer)
 2000 The Burning Sands (TV Movie documentary)
 1999 Frozen Fisherman (TV Movie documentary)
 1999 Kings & Pirates (TV Movie documentary)
 1999 Wildfire: Feel the Heat (Short documentary) (written by)
 1998 Pirates (writer)
 1996 The Leopard Son (Documentary)
 1995 Nile: River of Gods (TV Movie documentary)
 1992 Battle for the Great Plains (TV Movie)
 1987 Smithsonian World (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Elephant on the Hill (1987) ... (writer)

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Teaches British literature at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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His overall grade distribution at the University of Maryland is as follows: 58% A - 29% B - 11% C - 2% D.

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