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Michael J. Wallach
MICHAEL J. WALLACH has been a personal manager guiding the careers of actors and other industry professionals for more than 20 years. He created and teaches a popular six-week course entitled "This Business of Acting" for UCLA Extension and Santa Monica College several times each year. Recently, he wrote the motivational and informative book for actors "How To Get Arrested". Wallach is an attorney admitted to the New York Bar and began his career with a short stint in the Queens District Attorney’s Office. He quickly shifted to entertainment, working at first in business affairs for RCA Records in New York, and then the legal departments for Capitol Records and Motown Records in Hollywood. Moving into television and film, he was a business affairs executive at Columbia Pictures Television. Additionally, Wallach has been active in increasing the visibility and regard for personal managers as an important part of the Hollywood process, and served two terms as vice president of the Conference of Personal Managers. Wallach frequently lectures at colleges and acting schools in the Los Angeles area emphasizing his belief that actors can make it in Hollywood with talent as well as focus and knowledge of the business, even if they arrive in town without knowing a soul!
He lives in Brentwood, California.