Michael Soussan

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Writer, Producer, Consultant

Welcome

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Michael Soussan is a critically acclaimed book author and produced screenwriter with a background in journalism, international affairs & crisis diplomacy.

He worked for CNN, the United Nations, and K Street in Washington, DC. As a reporter he took assignments Iraq, Afghanistan and the Congo.

 

Soussan has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, The New Republic, The Independent, Prospect magazine, and has contributed live interviews to CNN, NPR, the BBC, Skynews & MSNBC's Morning Joe among others... (see articles here)

Michael Soussan's public speaking engagements include the Harvard Club of New York, John Hopkin's University, the London School of Economics, the Morgan Stanley Torch Talks, Google Talks, AOL Build, Transparency International, and a Conference of the United States Central Command, which focused on using story techniques to counter extremist narratives.

Soussan testified before Congress as part of an effort that succeeded in sparking the largest global anti-corruption investigation in history. 

Soussan's mémoir, which recounts how he came across complex corruption spying operations, which sabotaged the UN's humanitarian mission received wide critical acclaim & was made into a film starring Ben Kingsley and Theo James (released by A24, and now streaming on HBO MAX). Soussan was also the subject of several documentaries including one by Oscar winning Director Denis Poncet.

Michael Soussan, Los Angeles, 2020

Soussan was also the subject of several documentaries including one by Oscar winning Director Denis Poncet. His content development company, Off the Page Entertainment, also produced PARADISE HIGHWAY "in association with" SILVER REEL. The film starred Julliette Binoche and Morgan Freeman. It was directed by his partner, Anna Gutto and released by Lionsgate in 2022.  

Michael is dual citizen of Denmark and the United States. He earned a BA from Brown University, where he co-founded and edited The Brown Journal of World Affairs and a Masters from Sciences-Po in Paris. He studied filmmaking at NYU and taught popular courses as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of writing and international relations at New York University's Center for Global Affairs. His work as communication and creative professional is illustrated below

Michael has contributed live and written content to a wide range of media platforms

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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. 

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 "Book of the year"

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"Book of the Week"

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"Nonfiction Choice"

 "A great book and a fun read!”

Fareed Zakaria, CNN

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BOOK-to-FiLM

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 Critical Reviews

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Michael Soussan in Iraq

Theo James, on Film set

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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)
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PRODUCTION & DISTIBUTION
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NEW SLATE
2022-23
OF FILM, TV & BOOK PROJECTS

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CONTACT ME FOR AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK

Seven Screenplays sold, 9 in active development

E n d o r s e d   A d v e r t I z e m e n t

EDIT REMOTELY FROM YOUR IPAD. TRY DRYLAB! 

 

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CONSULTING

Story speaks directly

to  the human operating system

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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. In the battle of ideas, the best crafted stories always prevail. Michael Soussan only consults with organisations committed to democratic values.

CLIENTS & TALKS

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TALKS, BRIEFINGS, TESTIMONIES

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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

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Favorite quote:

HENRY WARD BEECHER

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In line with which:

Take 10 minutes to watch this short comedy Directed by Michael Soussan,  on Amazon Prime!

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Don't hesitate to be in touch

 Contact Michael 

Every query will be answered

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