Michael London is an Academy Award-nominated producer and the principal and founder of Groundswell Productions, an independent financing and production company founded in February 2006 and headquartered in Los Angeles. Groundswell has produced 13 films since its inception, including Trumbo, Milk, The Informant!,Appaloosa, All Good Things, The Visitor and Win Win. Its films have garnered ten Academy Award nominations.
London is currently in post-production on Birth Of The Dragon, written by Stephen Rivele and Christopher Wilkinson, directed by George Nolfi, and starring Billy Magnussen, Philip Ng, and Xia Yu. He most recently produced Trumbo, directed by Jay Roach from the script by John McNamara and starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, John Goodman, Louis CK, and Helen Mirren; and Love The Coopers, directed by Jessie Nelson from the script by Steven Rogers and starring Diane Keaton, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Marisa Tomei, Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde, Ed Helms, June Squibb and Anthony Mackie. Upcoming productions include Desired Moments, written by Griffin Creech & Tom Kuntz, to be directed by Tom Kuntz, and XOXO, written by Mark Heyman.
On the television side, London Executive Produced Confirmation for HBO which airs April 16, 2016. Directed by Rick Famuyiwa from a script by Susannah Grant, the film stars Kerry Washington as Anita Hill, Wendell Pierce as Clarence Thomas and Greg Kinnear as Joseph Biden. Groundswell is currently producing the Hulu series, Chance, based upon the book by Kem Nunn, with Hugh Laurie & Gretchen Mol starring and Lenny Abrahamson directing, as well as the Syfy television series, The Magicians, based upon Lev Grossman’s bestselling book trilogy. Groundswell produced its first series, BETAS, for Amazon Studios in 2013, and also produced the ABC series The Astronaut Wives Club which aired in 2015. Groundswell is also in active development on numerous other television projects.
Other recent productions include The Final Girls, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson from the script by Joshua John Miller and M.A. Fortin, which premiered at SXSW to great audience and critical acclaim; Fox Searchlight’s Lola Versus, directed by Daryl Wein and starring Greta Gerwig; and Very Good Girls, written and directed by Naomi Foner and starring Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, and Boyd Holbrook. Williams also oversaw production on Appaloosa, directed by and starring Ed Harris; Milk, Gus Van Sant’s Harvey Milk biopic starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, and James Franco; All Good Things, the Andrew Jarecki directed thriller starring Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, and Frank Langella; as well as on Win Win, The Visitor, Smart People,and Mysteries Of Pittsburgh.
Prior to founding Groundswell, London produced the Alexander Payne filmSideways, which won a Golden Globe for Best Picture, an Independent Spirit Award, and was a Best Picture nominee at the 2005 Academy Awards, where it won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.