Michael Paxton (Writer/Producer/Director) brings his experience in live action film, animation and theater to AYN RAND: A SENSE OF LIFE. After receiving his M. F. A. at New York University’s Graduate Institute of Film and TV, he co-produced and directed the award-winning world premiere of Ayn Rand’s play, IDEAL, at the Melrose Theater in Hollywood in 1989. In 1991, he adapted and directed a dramatic presentation of Miss Rand’s futuristic novelette, ANTHEM, to sold-out houses at Hollywood’s Lex Theatre. He also co-directed A PLACE IN THE CIRCLE, a documentary on the Black Native American experience. He was the Assistant Director on the live-action/animated feature, THE PAGEMASTER, for Turner Pictures, Visual Effects Coordinator on STUART LITTLE 2 for Sony Pictures, and the Associate Producer on THE LION KING 1 ½ for Disney. Aside from his companion book to A SENSE OF LIFE, he has been a freelance writer of children’s books for the Walt Disney Company and a writer/producer for Creative Capers Entertainment, Inc. Currently, Mr. Paxton is a Multimedia Producer at the Ayn Rand Institute.