Michael Rosen, August Road Entertainment’s President, has spent over 20 years successfully navigating between feature films, television, documentaries, and digital content. As an award-winning producer and director, Rosen is known for delivering unique, compelling, uncompromising stories. And he has built a personal reputation for quality, excellence, and integrity.

Rosen recently executive produced the feature length documentaries: “Breach” (Amazon, Hulu) by director Jonny Zwick that tells the story of Iceland’s illegal whale hunting; and “Wind Riders” by director Emi Katayama about the dangerous sport of competitive ballooning. Other documentaries include the feature “When I Rise“ (PBS) about opera star Barbara Smith Conrad’s extraordinary story of overcoming social injustice; and the feature “Murder By Proxy” (The Documentary Channel) on how spree killings are affecting our society. Rosen was the director and producer of a television special “Beyond the Expedition: Running the Sahara” (National Geographic Channel), and he was a producer on the feature “Running the Sahara” (limited theatrical, Showtime), executive produced by Matt Damon. Both projects documented the attempt by three ultra-marathoners to run across the continent of Africa, non-stop, for more than 100 days.

In digital, Rosen has been at the forefront of creating unique content for many years. He’s filmed throughout India and Haiti to produce a series of award-winning documentary short films for Water.org. Co-founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, Water.org is dedicated to solving the world water crisis. In 2013, he helped create a record breaking online campaign for Water.org, using comedy as a tool to highlight the serious issues of the water crisis.

Rosen launched and ran the first ever digital production division at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (home of the Emmy Awards). As Executive in Charge of Production, he was responsible for developing, producing, and delivering over 30 digital projects annually to help promote, brand, and market the Television Academy and Primetime Emmy Awards. Projects were for NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, MobiTV, United Airlines, AOL Television, and others.

He is Founding Executive Producer for the Television Academy Foundation's Archive of American Television. He developed, launched, and ran what became the world’s largest online digital resource on the history of television, producing over 2,000 hours of unedited video interviews with over 500 television legends. Founding Co-Chairs are Dean Valentine, Grant Tinker, and David Wolper.

In addition, Rosen has produced and/or directed projects for Bravo, IFC, USA Films (Focus Features), truTV, Republic Pictures, TV Land, Apple, and others. He has worked on movies in development and/or production for companies including The Walt Disney Studios, Touchstone Pictures, and Imagine Entertainment.

He began his career working for producers Jon Peters (“Superman Returns” “Rain Man”) and Lauren Shuler-Donner (“X-Men” franchise, “Ladyhawke”).

Rosen attended UCLA Film & Television School. He is the recipient of five Telly Awards, The Fund's Social Justice Award, the CINE Gold Eagle, and multiple film festival awards.

MICHAEL ROSEN