Soul Food, Punks
| Michael George McQuarn|
May 15, 1969 (age 46) (1969-05-15) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Screenwriter, director, television, film producer, Music producer, Music supervisor
Jacqueline McQuarn, George McQuarn
Brandon Edmonds, Dylan Michael Edmonds
Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award
Tracey Edmonds, Babyface, Robert Teitel, Irma P Hall, George Tillman - Jr
Michael McQuarn Wikipedia
Michael George McQuarn (born May 15, 1969) is an American writer, producer and director of television, film and commercials. McQuarn is the CEO of Cool Kids Entertainment, which is a production company which focuses on television, film and commercial production. McQuarn also served as a music supervisor on over 45 film and television projects before focusing all of his attention on writing, directing and producing. In 2001, McQuarn won an American Music Award for Best Soundtrack for the film Save the Last Dance, which sold over 3 million albums worldwide.
McQuarn was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended UCLA , where he was a film major. He left college at the age of 20 to work at Warner Brothers Studios as a story analyst. McQuarn used this opportunity at Warner Brothers to hone his skills as a writer and went on to sell his first studio screenplay by the age of 21. McQuarn and his sister Tracey Edmonds started Yab Yum, which was a highly successful record label and music publishing company distributed through 550 Music. McQuarn was responsible for launching the career of multi platinum recording artist and producer, Jon B, which McQuarn served as executive producer to his 3 albums under Yab Yum, which garnered two multi platinum albums and one gold.
McQuarn's entry into film was as the co-producer to the film Soul Food, which went on to earn over 45 million at the box office and won four NAACP Awards. McQuarn then produced the cult film entitled Punks, which was entered into the 2000 Sundance Film Festival and was also nominated for the coveted Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award at the 2001 Independent Spirit Awards.
McQuarn has produced and directed over 300 hours of television content on such networks as NBCUniversal, A+E Networks, MTV, BET, TV One (US TV network) with new shows in development at Discovery Channel and Fuse (TV channel).