|Occupation||Film director, film producer, television director, television producer|
Michael Waxman is American director and producer of film and television. He is best known for his collaborations with film director Michael Mann, as well as for directing episodes of: Friday Night Lights, Trauma, The Event and Prime Suspect.
Life and career
His other film credits as an assistant director include When Harry Met Sally... (1989), Drop Dead Fred (1991), Highway to Hell (1992), Rudy (1993), Monkey Trouble (1994) and producing and assistant directing the films A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994). Celtic Pride (1996) and Metro (1997).
In 2006, Waxman became an assistant director on the television series Friday Nights Lights. He made the head directorial debut of his career on that series in 2008 going on to direct eleven episodes including the series finale. In 2011, He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his on work on the series as a producer.
Waxman met his wife Linda on set of the film Manhunter. They married in 1988.
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- "Primetime Emmy Awards and Nominations for Michael Waxman". Primetime Emmy® Award Database. Retrieved December 1, 2011.