Emmy Award-nominated Michael Prupas is a 35-year veteran of the Canadian and international film and television industries. A former entertainment attorney and senior partner at the law firm Heenan Blaikie, Prupas launched Muse Entertainment Enterprises in 1998 and Muse Distribution International in 2000. Muse Entertainment has become a major production house with facilities in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Los Angeles and is known around the world for its high-quality, award-winning television programs.
Michael Prupas is best known for executive producing The Kennedys and The Pillars of the Earth, both multiple Emmy Award-winning, event miniseries. He is also known as an expert in international co-productions and has executive produced the award-winning miniseries Answered by Fire, Human Trafficking, Ben Hur and The Flood.
He most recently executive produced the 6-hour event series Tut for Spike TV, Hallmark’s TV movies Gourmet Detective: A Healthy Place to Die and Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, the Disney family comedy Bad Hair Day, the holiday TV movie Northpole: Open for Christmas, the teen comedy Zapped, the comedy/drama series Signed, Sealed, Delivered, the docu-drama JFK: The Smoking Gun, the undercover police series Played, the World War II dramatic series Bomb Girls, 4 seasons of the supernatural series Being Human and 3 seasons of the crime series Durham County. He has executive produced many other TV series including Family Biz, Crusoe, 3 seasons of This is Wonderland, 2 seasons of Twice in a Lifetime, Largo Winch and Tales from the Neverending Story, as well as the miniseries The Phantom, Impact and The Last Templar. His credits also include Muse Entertainment’s first animated series for adults, Bounty Hunters, and Muse’s first for children, The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog.
Prupas’ feature film credits include The Deal starring William H. Macy and Meg Ryan, which premiered at the Sundance Festival, Niagara Motel starring Craig Ferguson and Anna Friel, The Guilty, starring Bill Pullman and Joanne Whalley, Savage Messiah (winner of 3 Genie Awards), starring Polly Walker, Luc Picard and Isabelle Blais and the documentary feature Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae.
Among Prupas’ numerous TV movie credits are: Cyberbully, Reviving Ophelia, The Wind in the Willows, An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving, Accidental Friendship, A Christmas Choir, Silent Night, Girl’s Best Friend, Too Young to Marry, Unstable, The Party Never Stops, House Next Door, Murder in the Hamptons, Plain Truth, Ice Bound, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Sign of Four, The Royal Scandal, The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Stork Derby, The Investigation and The Many Trials of One Jane Doe.
Prupas established the first entertainment law course at McGill University in Montreal, which he taught from 1997-2002. He coached a minor league baseball team, served on the Board of Trustees of the Banff Television Festival and sits on the finance committee of the Association des producteurs de film et de télévision du Québec.