Entrepreneur Screenwriter Playwright Director Producer
Born and raised in Youngstown Ohio, in the Plaza View apartments on the city's east side. Founder and CEO of Michael Anthony Enterprises, which focuses on entertainment, arts, theater, film, television, literacy along with good coffee and café crepes!
Michael Anthony has laser focus vision for creating and developing exciting projects throughout the region. The entertainment industry better brace themselves for the evolution of Michael Anthony Entertainment which shortly began after creating his very own Book Club in 2006 which packed out bookstores throughout the Midwest region, Various best-selling authors such as Eric Jerome Dickey, Hill Harper, Shirley Strawberry, John Miller and former boxing featherweight champion Kelly Pavlik are just some of the names who were featured or special guest of Michael Anthony’s Book Club formerly called Hot Topix Book Club.
Eventually the book conversations led him to writing skits for the book club to highlight certain topics within the discussions. This ultimately propelled the creation of Michael Anthony Productions in 2012 which branded him as a prolific storyteller who became locally and regionally known for his unpredictable storytelling, incredible twists and serious directing style.
Since 2012 Michael Anthony Productions produced over 14 shows theatrically all successfully written, produced and directed by Michael Anthony. In 2015 after noticing a demand in film/tv productions Mr. Anthony adapted numerous materials from his stories in the theater division for the screen along with several other projects that peaked his storytelling interests. Finally, in 2017 after producing various film trailers to market his stage plays and movie concepts Michael Anthony added Film and Television projects to his vision of producing original movies.
March 2018 the search and study for Film studio development begins.
Michael’s accomplishments have been recognized in the Buckeye Review, Sharon Herald, Washington Post, The Vindicator, Jambar Magazine, Youngstown Sophisticate Magazine, Pink Pearl Magazine and WFMJ Media News to name a few.