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Michael Grais’ first professional screenplay was produced by academy award winning producer ALBERT S. RUDDY (THE GODFATHER) DEATH HUNT attracted superstars Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin and Angie Dickenson. From his association with Steven Spielberg, Grais co-wrote the mega-hit POLTERGEIST This hugely successful film guaranteed a sequel, POLTERGEIST II, which Grais co- wrote and produced. (The original Poltergeist based on his screenplay with Spielberg was remade in 2016.)

He then co-wrote and executive produced a limited series VISITORS FROM THE UNKNOWN for CBS and executive produced the film GREAT BALLS OF FIRE, starring Dennis Quaid, Alec Baldwin and Winona Ryder. He then co-wrote, produced, and financed the hugely successful MARKED FOR DEATH, for 20th Century Fox, starring Steven Seagal. Next, he produced another box office hit, Steven King’s SLEEPWALKERS for Columbia Pictures, and wrote COOL WORLD starring Brad Pitt, Kim Basinger, and Gabriel Byrne for Paramount Pictures. He executive produced WHO KILLED ATLANTA’S CHILDREN, the highest rated movie of that year for Showtime. An accomplished showrunner in episodic television, Grais oversaw production on 22 episodes of the syndicated series, THE IMMORTAL, a supernatural one-hour action skein. Other films: CHRISTINA’S HOUSE, BEHIND THE WALL and DECEPTION he Exec Produced . He wrote, produced and directed THE PROMISE LAND in association with University of New Mexico as an Internet series for STRIKETV. Mr. Grais’ films have garnered over half a billion dollars in box office receipts.

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Born in Bogota, Colombia and trained as an architect with a Masters degree from Tulane University, Carlos Barbosa’s professional career started in New Orleans at the firm of Perez Associates where he was hired as a staff designer planning the 1984 Louisiana World’s Exposition. New Orleans became Carlos’ second home and his first in the USA. It was in New Orleans where his love for Blues, Jazz, and Zydeco was ignited, as well as his passion for the local cuisine, native architecture and deep multicultural history.

Carlos was later recruited by architect Charles Moore’s Los Angeles firm of MRY. This brought him to Los Angeles where the world of designing for the silver screen became a real possibility and an alternative career. Ultraviolet, a Roger Corman film project, was Carlos’ first credit as a Production Designer and his hands on education into film making.

Today Carlos’ credits as a production designer include Godless, Magic City, season eight and the pilot of 24 for which he was nominated for an Emmy, the pilot for Terra Nova, Lost, CSI-Miami, Studio 60, Action, Coach Carter, The Invisible, and Hurricane Season among many others.

In addition to filmmaking Carlos continues to practice as an architect and has completed projects around the world.

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