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Michael King has produced, directed and written documentaries, music videos and a feature film. In 1991, his MTV music video on Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "I Have A Dream" received national recognition. In 1995 he produced, directed and wrote a PBS documentary titled "Making A Living, the African-American Experience." In 1997, he directed and wrote his first feature film, "Vanity Kills," in the Czech Republic.
In 1999, King's PBS documentary on youth violence in America, entitled "Bangin," won the Emmy and International Television and Video Association Award for Best Documentary and Best Editing. In 2007, he completed a feature documentary entitled Rapping with Shakespeare (2008) which examines how a popular English teacher used hip-hop and rap to help his students better access Shakespeare's works. The film also explores the lives of five South Central Los Angeles teenagers attending Crenshaw High School and the parallels between their experiences and that of Shakespeare's characters. He has also completed an American Film Institute film, Crenshaw Nights (2008).
King graduated from Connecticut College with a BA in Government. He also holds an MA in Film Studies from the University of Amsterdam, Holland; and a Degree in Feature Film Directing from the Amsterdam School of the Arts (Maurits Binger Film Institute), Postgraduate. He taught Screenwriting and Turning Novels into Film for two years at Emerson College. He is a former board member of the International Documentary Association.
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