Michael Waxman
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Michael Waxman is an American film and television director and producer.


Life and Career

Waxman was raised in Brooklyn, New York and is a graduate of Brooklyn College.

In film, he worked as an assistant director for every film directed by Michael Mann, dating back to Manhunter (1986).

His other film credits as an assistant director include When Harry Met Sally... (1989), Drop Dead Fred (1991), Highway to Hell (1992), Rudy (1993), Monkey Trouble (1994) and producing and assistant directing the films A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994), Celtic Pride (1996) and Metro (1997).

In 2006, Waxman became a assistant director on the television series Friday Nights Lights. He made the head directorial debut of his career on that series in 2008 going to direct eleven episodes including the series finale. In 2011, He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his on work on the series as a producer.

His other television directing credits include Trauma, Parenthood, Breakout Kings, The Event, Prime Suspect, Awake, Grimm and Once Upon a Time.

Once Upon a Time directing credits

The following is a list of episodes of Once Upon a Time that credit Waxman as their director.