After a youth and adolescence dominated by creative expression, Mr. Vernon earned an AA Degree in Advertising Design at Los Angeles Pierce College, and subsequently studied at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA.
Michael forged a career as an advertising art director and copywriter. However, an overriding creative passion for cinema, specifically screenwriting and directing, inspired him to study filmmaking, and he successfully established himself as a professional screenwriter, working as a writer-for-hire for producers and production companies in Hollywood and Los Angeles.
Michael's spec work has been optioned by independent producers and a major studio, including Robert Anderson ("Passenger 57") at Warner Bros. Representation has included Robert Rosene at Artists First, and power attorney Jay L. Cooper of Greenberg Traurig.
Michael is currently developing an indie feature to be produced through his production banner, Milieu Films, and a TV/web series.