Michael Grais

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Michael Grais is a screenwriter, most well known as the co-writer of Poltergeist (1982).

He has also produced such movies as Great Balls of Fire! (1989, executive producer), Marked for Death (1990) and Sleepwalkers (1992).

Biography[edit]

After attending Emerson College and N.Y.U. Film School, Grais set out for Los Angeles, where he began a TV writing career before eventually moving into feature films.

From his association with Steven Spielberg, Grais co-wrote Poltergeist. Its success led to the inevitable sequel, Poltergeist II, which Grais co-wrote and produced. He then co-wrote and executive produced the TV pilot Visitors From the Unknown for CBS and executive-produced the film Great Balls of Fire!, starring Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee Lewis.

In 1990, he co-wrote and produced Marked for Death, with Steven Seagal. In 1992, he produced Steven King’s Sleepwalkers, and co-wrote Cool World for director Ralph Bakshi. In 2000, he executive-produced Who Killed Atlanta's Children? for Showtime. Grais also oversaw production on the syndicated series, The Immortal.

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