Michael Nakan is a British writer / executive producer who specializes in ambitious international co-production projects.
As a writer/creator, he is presently adapting Tim Glencross's espionage novel HOFFER for Olly Parker / James Baker at Anyway Content alongside the novelist. He is also working alongside Japanese broadcaster Nippon TV to adapt Japanese format "Double Booking" for an international audience.
Michael has a slate of IP adaptations in development, including collaborations with American novelist Melanie Finn on her novel THE UNDERNEATH and Chinese sci-fi novelist Stanley Chen on his award-winning short story FISH OF LIJIANG. He is also in discussions with a number of US studios to adapt well known IPs.
As a producer, Michael runs Envision Entertainment, a premium London-based media company specialising in international co-productions. Envision has projects in advanced development in the UK, US, Asia, Africa and Europe, and will produce a UK-set series for a major American broadcaster in 2021.
Envision projects include collaborations with A-list talent like US showrunner Daniel Cerone (DEXTER), Hong Kong superstar Tony Leung (SHANG CHI AND THE TEN RINGS) and veteran UK producer David Barron (HARRY POTTER). Envision also operates a slate of scripted short-form content for brands in partnership with The Story Lab, with more details to be announced shortly.
Michael co-founded UK-China specialist Clipper Media in 2017, and was formerly Creative Executive at Joe Wright’s Shoebox Films.
Previously, he lived in the US and worked at 20th Century Fox, ICM Partners and Scott Rudin Productions, before working for showrunner Beau Willimon on HOUSE OF CARDS. He then worked in marketing/distribution for HBO on shows like GAME OF THRONES, TRUE DETECTIVE and VEEP, and subsequently for NBCUniversal’s International Studio in London. He attended The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Michael sits on BAFTA-Rocliffe’s new writer’s board and was awarded the title of Export Champion by Britain's Department of International Trade.