Michael Simkin


Michael Simkin is a Los Angeles based entrepreneur. He graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2005 with a bachelors degree in fine arts. He began his filmmaking career working on studio level films later working with Zac Efron, eventually turning into a fruitful partnership.  Since then, Michael has produced numerous films and tv shows with Zac including THAT AWKWARD MOMENT, DIRTY GRANDPA, and the forthcoming EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL, AND VILE, a biopic about the notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, which was a 2012 Nicholl Fellowship winner and a Black List script.


In September 2017, Michael ventured into the restuarant industry by opening Dialogue which he co-owns with chef and good friend, the James Beard award-winning Dave Beran. The restaurant is an intimate 18 seat restaurant with a tasting menu that focuses on telling the story of southern California through its produce through the seasons. It’s sensuousness meets surrealism in a fully immersive dining experience.


Michael is a proud family man who married his lovely wife Sherri in 2011. They have two wonderful children with a third on the way