Michael is a film producer and former CEO of Polygram Filmed Entertainment.  Under his leadership, Polygram produced over 120 feature films, amassing 15 Oscars and taking revenues of over $1 billion.  Amongst these films were Four Weddings and a Funeral, Trainspotting, Being John Malkovic, Notting Hill and Fargo.

For his contribution to the UK film industry, Michael was awarded the BAFTA Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award in 1999.  Since setting up Qwerty Films in 1999, Michael has produced 11 features, including Severance, The Duchess and Suite Française.