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Michael Tessler

Founder & CEO

Michael Tessler (he/him) is an award-winning queer film and television producer and the President & CEO of Multihouse.

Michael has worked for both INE Entertainment and AMS Pictures in television development. Some of his credits includes Legends of the Deep, Alaskan Killer Bigfoot on Discovery+, and Discovery Live: Into the Blue Hole with Sir Richard Branson. He was a producer on The Great Global Cleanup featuring Zac Efron and most recently directed an episode of Lifetime's #TextMeWhenYouGetHome true crime drama. He was the lead producer and co-writer on the award-winning Revolutionary War narrative feature film One Life to Give and has helped produce and develop over a dozen network series. 

Michael has been featured in a variety of publications including The Los Angeles TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and TechRepublic.

He has received awards and accolades from former U.S. President George W. Bush, Congressman Adam B. Schiff, the Los Angeles City Council, the New York State Senate, the New York State Assembly, and United Nations. He previously served as the chairman of the International Youth Congress and was the keynote speaker of the Nigerian National Youth Peace Summit in 2018. 

He currently is serving his second term as a councilmember in the Hollywood Studio District in Los Angeles and was unanimously elected President of the Hollywood Studio District in 2022. Michael firmly believes that entertainment can and should be used a platform to better the world.