Michael Prywes (born on October 8, 1974 in New York, NY, U.S.), is an American director, producer and screenwriter. He began his film career as an undergraduate at Northwestern University. His feature film directing debut, Returning Mickey Stern had its theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles on April 25, 2003 and its DVD release in 2006. The collapse of his follow-up feature, The King of Summer, led to the 2005 New York Supreme Court lawsuit Prywes v. Eight Entertainment, et al. The production had been featured in the "Hollywood Reporter".
Michael currently teaches "Writing for the Movies" at CUNY Queens College, a course he started in 1999. He also serves as a guest lecturer at graduate courses, and continues to serve as a consultant, panelist and judge at various film festivals.
On May 20, 2001, Michael married Devra Scheikowitz Prywes, who is also an entertainment executive. They met Devra's first day at Northwestern.The Look (2004) (associate producer)
The Perpetual Life of Jim Albers (2004) (associate producer)
Returning Mickey Stern (2003) (producer, director, writer)
7th Grade Blues (1996) (producer, writer)