Mike Benson (screenwriter)
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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. Abrams & Benson write some projects themselves, in addition to supervising and co-developing with other scribes.
Screenwriting work includes:
- Local Heroes (1996)
- Big Wolf on Campus (2000)
- The Bernie Mac Show (2001–2006)
- "One Day in the Valley" (2006)
- "Strange Days" (2006)
- "Manic Monday" (2007)
Comics work includes
- Punisher Annual #1 (with Laurence Campbell, Marvel Comics, one-shot, November 2007)
- Moon Knight #14- (with Mark Texeira, Marvel Comics, 2008-)
- Wolverine: Chop Shop (with Roland Boschi, Marvel Comics, January 2009)
- Deadpool: Game$ of Death (May 2009)
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"
- 'Entourage' duo catapults to UMS, Variety, August 28, 2007
- Kiedis' rock story heading to HBO, Variety, November 11, 2008
- San Diego Comic-Con 2007: Entourage Scribe Mike Benson to Write Moon Knight
- Mike Benson: Of Moon Knight and Redemption, Comics Bulletin, August 31, 2007
- Bring on the Knight: An Interview with Moon Knight's Mike Benson, Comics Bulletin, March 4, 2008
- Requiem For A Spector? Benson on “Moon Knight”, Comic Book Resources, November 19, 2008
- Ekstrom, Steve (May 22, 2009). "Benson & Glass on 'Luke Cage: Noir'". Newsarama. Retrieved 2009-05-22.