Michael Bellavia is the CEO of Animax Entertainment, an Emmy Award winning creative studio that produces character driven content for all screens. He earned his BS in Engineering from the University of Michigan and his MBA from Columbia Business School. He is on the Board of Delegates of the Producers Guild of America New Media Council, a member of the recently-formed National Academy of Media Arts & Sciences and a mentor at the American Film Institute's Digital Content Lab.
Bellavia is also an improviser at IO West (the Los Angeles outpost of IO Chicago), Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and The Second City in Los Angeles. He has been a contestant on the game shows Wheel of Fortune, Smush, Pyramid, Lingo, and On the Cover, and has won more than $50,000 and a telescope.