Michael Soussan

Welcome

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Writer, Producer, Consultant

Michael Soussan, Los Angeles, 2020

Experience

  • 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

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WRITER
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“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"

"Nonfiction Choice"

 "A great book and a fun read!”

Fareed Zakaria, CNN

BOOK-to-FiLM

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 Critical Reviews

 

Michael Soussan in Iraq

Theo James, on Film set

Contributions by Michael Soussan

EXPERTISE:

Global Trends

Women's Rights

Refugees

Diplomacy

Public Policy

Intelligence

Check availability for

  • - Public speaking engagements

  • - Interviews

  • - Crisis Communication Consulting

  • - Speechwriting, Ghostwriting 

  • - Public Image Management

(See Consulting section below - contact through portal) 

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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

AWARDS & SELECTIONS
(Samples)
PRODUCTION & DISTIBUTION
 

NEW SLATE

2020-21

OF FILM, TV & BOOK PROJECTS

CONTACT ME FOR AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK

Seven Screenplays sold, 9 in active development

 
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CONSULTING

Story speaks directly

to  the human operating system

LEARN to USE

THE POWER OF STORY

Prepare Your Crisis Communication Protocols

A Fast, Discrete Service for Corporate and Public Leaders

The best public image any organization can hope for begins with

 honesty. Shaping honest narratives can empower organizations, 

and help them manage their public image in times of crisis.

CLIENTS & TALKS

TALKS, BRIEFINGS, TESTIMONIES

Closed Pannel Discussion

With Sir Richard Dearlove

Former Head of M.I.6

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INSPIRATION

Feeds the Soul

  CO-FOUNDER THE NYU WOMEN'S INITIATIVE

Quote of the Month

HENRY WARD BEECHER

 Contact Michael 

Every query will be answered

 

© 2020 by Michael Soussan