Michael Lee Simpson – Contributing Writer

Michael Lee Simpson is an artist who tells stories through a variety of mediums. By facilitating honest conversations with extraordinary talents, he draws the curtain on the inner workings of their success in the entertainment we admire. He's had the honor of interviewing 800+ remarkable talents as a journalist, ranging from Golden Globe and Oscar-winners, studio executives, actors, musicians, entrepreneurs, A-list producers and directors to screenwriters and bestselling authors. With a wheelhouse expanding to other avenues of storytelling, he created the Inspired Minds podcast as a platform for gifted professionals to shed light on their experiences. Graduating from the University of Kansas with degrees in English and Film/Media Studies, Michael quickly became a multi award-winning writer with top accolades in the entertainment industry. His screenplay, Worthy of Gold, won the Austin Film Festival and WorldFest Houston, and for two consecutive years achieved standings in the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.  He's currently a Contributor for Backstage, Creative Screenwriting Magazine and Script Magazine.