Mike Rich's Career

Mike Rich is the writer and executive producer of “The Nativity,” directed by Catherine Hardwicke.

Mike Richs screenwriting breakthrough occurred in 1998 when his script Finding Forrester was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship competition. He followed up the release of that film with his screenplays for The Rookie (starring Dennis Quaid and Rachel Griffiths) and Radio (featuring Ed Harris, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Debra Winger).

Consistently attracted to strong character-driven pieces, Mike has developed a reputation for delving deep into the character roles he puts down on paper. He has served as a contributing writer on several feature films and recently completed work on his adaptation of James Swansons best-seller Manhunt: a historical look at the search for Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth.

Rich is a graduate of Oregon State University and he and his wife Grace have three children Jessica, Caitlin and Michael and make their home in Portland, Oregon.

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