Lucky Dog Filmworks was founded by Michael Lucker, a respected writer, director and producer with twenty years experience creating film, television, animation and digital media. He began his career writing and directing television commercials in college in Boston. Soon after he landed in Los Angeles working in production on series for ABC, NBC, CBS and HBO before taking a job as assistant to Steven Spielberg at Amblin Entertainment on feature films Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade, Arachnophobia, Joe Vs. The Volcano, Always, Back To The Future ll & lll and Jurassic Park. He went onto work in creative affairs at Hollywood Pictures, helping develop the movies Crimson Tide, Terminal Velocity, Taking Care of Business and Straight Talk.
Michael then embarked on a career as a screenwriter, penning more then twenty feature screenplays for studios such as Paramount, Disney, DreamWorks, Fox and Universal, including Vampire in Brooklyn, Home On the Range and Spirit, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2002 as best animated feature. He also served as screenwriter on the animated sequels to Mulan, Lilo & Stitch, Emperor’s New Groove and 101 Dalmatians.
An opportunity to consult in creative development for Turner Entertainment took him home to Atlanta in 2007. Michael went on to direct and produce non-fiction series and commercial content with Encyclomedia, Shed Media, Crazy Legs Productions and Trailblazer Studios before launching his own company, Lucky Dog Filmworks, which now serves as his home for writing, directing, producing and consulting. In television, Michael has proudly worked with Animal Planet, Cartoon Network, History Channel, Travel Channel, Discovery, Weather Chanel, OWN, TLC, A&E, HGTV, DIY, MSNBC, NBC and TBS. He lectures at Screenwriter School and Emory University.