Michael has done much of his best work in and with writing teams, starting with Germany’s first daily drama series “Forbidden Love” for which he headed the story department for the initial 150 episodes, adapting a successful Australian format by the “genius of daily drama” Reg Grundy. He went on helping create high profile thrillers like “Solo for Clarinet” after a novel by Elsa Lewin, “The Publisher,” about Germany’s Randolph Hearst, Axel Springer, and “A Time of Thunder and Lightning,” after an international bestseller by Charlotte Link.