Writer and Filmmaker in Elmhurst, Illinois
Michael Venetis has been involved in filmmaking for the last two decades, as a screenwriter, producer, director and actor. With his primary focus being on screenwriting, Michael has a passion for working on comedic projects that not only make people laugh, but positively impact their lives in the process. Coincidentally, he's also the one, sitting in his pajamas, right now, writing this bio in third person, desperately trying to come off as if he's already achieved the level of success, required, to afford him the opportunity to hire a public relations firm to write this kind of stuff for him.
Up until 2010, Michael spent the prior nine years of his career as the VP of Sales and Marketing for one of Chicagoland's largest home builders. His ability to know his target market, and find creative ways of reaching them, helped his company to become one of the most successful builders in the nation. In 2005, Venetis was recognized as Marketer of the Year for the entire Chicagoland region, presented by the National Association of Homebuilders' Sales and Marketing Council. A year later, in 2006, Venetis was instrumental in his company winning the prestigious “National Builder of the Year” award, given by Professional Builder magazine.
Since becoming serious about screenwriting, Venetis has written a total of four feature-length screenplays, and has written, directed and produce over 25 video skits, TV commercials and promotional videos for an array of organizations.
Of the three feature-length screenplays, recently written, one has been “optioned” by Vision One Pictures, who is currently in the process of securing funding.
His most recent screenplay, Going Viral, is a romantic comedy and is currently being shopped. If interested in learning more about it, you can e-mail Mike at Mike@thePrepRoom.net.
Venetis has utilized his experience as a veteran marketing professional and successful business executive to write screenplays with the objectives of not only being the blue print to an entertaining, well-crafted movie, which also takes in consideration the reality of a producer's need and desire to return a profit to themselves and their investors.