Writer, Producer, Consultant
Michael Soussan, Los Angeles, 2020
Worked at CNN, the United Nations, and on K Street in DC, taking assignments in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Congo.
Critically acclaimed author and produced screenwriter with a background in journalism, international affairs & crisis diplomacy.
My first book was made into a feature film starring Ben Kingsley and Theo James (A24, Universal, Amazon Prime 2018).
Former spokesman, humanitarian program manager, speechwriter, war-zone correspondent and intelligence analyst.
Testified before Congress and briefed the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) on the use of story techniques in countering extremism.
I earned my BA from Brown University, my Masters from Sciences-Po (Paris). I studied filmmaking at NYU and was an Adjunct Professor at NYU's Center for Global Affairs
Michael has contributed live and written content to a wide range of media platforms
“Soussan landed the job of his dreams, working for the United Nations on the biggest aid program it had ever attempted. However, anyone familiar with the tales of Soussan's fellow countryman Hans Christian Andersen will expect dark truths to emerge from the most innocent exteriors […] this book will come as a revelation.” The Sunday Times.
"Book of the year"
"Book of the Week"
"A great book and a fun read!”
Fareed Zakaria, CNN
Michael Soussan in Iraq
Theo James, on Film set
Contributions by Michael Soussan
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- Public speaking engagements
- Crisis Communication Consulting
- Speechwriting, Ghostwriting
- Public Image Management
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FILM & TV
At a time when traditional news is struggling, storytelling for screens has become the most effective trigger of public engagement
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Seven Screenplays sold, 9 in active development
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