Mike Benson (screenwriter)

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Mike Benson
Born Michael Benson
Occupation Writer, producer
Period 1996 -
Notable works Entourage
Moon Knight

Mike Benson is an American television writer and show runner, who has also been writing comics for Marvel Comics.

Biography[edit]

His past credits include writer and co-executive producer of Entourage and The Bernie Mac Show. In TV, Mike Benson's name is listed as Michael Benson. Michael's writing and producing partner is Marc Abrams. In 2006 they founded their production shingle, Catapult 360, which signed a two-year, seven-figure overall deal with Universal Media Studios to develop and produce drama, comedy and reality programming.[1] Abrams & Benson write some projects themselves, in addition to supervising and co-developing with other scribes.

Benson's most recent projects include Scar Tissue with Anthony Kiedis for HBO, based on the book of the same name.[2]

Benson is also a rising comic book star whose credits include Moon Knight,[3][4][5][6] Punisher, Wolverine, and a Luke Cage Noir for Marvel.[7]

Works[edit]

Screen[edit]

Screenwriting work includes:

  • Local Heroes (1996)
  • Entourage:
    • "One Day in the Valley" (2006)
    • "Strange Days" (2006)
    • "Manic Monday" (2007)

Comics[edit]

Comics work includes

Awards[edit]

Awards he has won, or been nominated for, include:

  • Winner of 2010 Glyph Comics Fan Award for Best Comic for "Luke Cage Noir"
  • Nominated in 2008 for WGA (TV) Comedy Series Award for "Entourage"
  • Nominated in 2007 for Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for "Entourage"
  • Nominated in 2006 for Golden Globe for Best Television Series for "Entourage"
  • Nominated in 2005 for BET Comedy Award Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for "The Bernie Mac Show"
  • Winner of 2004 Humanitas Award for "The Bernie Mac Show"
  • Winner of 2003 Humanitas Award for "The Bernie Mac Show"
  • Winner of 2001 Peabody Award for "The Bernie Mac Show"

Notes[edit]

7. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118000444.html?categoryid=14&cs=1

References[edit]

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/22/books/bestseller/bestgraphicbooks.html?_r=1

http://www.popcultureshock.com/2010-glyph-comics-awards-winners/55229/

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Charlie Huston
Moon Knight writer
2007-2009
Succeeded by
Brian Michael Bendis