Michael Kurtz Emmy Awards Recipient

Board of Governors & Producer – Emmy Awards Show 2011, 2012, 2013

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Pacific Southwest Chapter


Aegis Awards (5)
Aurora Awards (3)
Cindy Awards (6)
Cine Golden Eagles Awards (4)
Emmy Awards (4) Nominations (10)
Telly Awards (40+)
New York Film Festival Awards (8)
Questar Awards (4)
World Fest Awards (8)

What our customers are saying:

Web marketing video

Good morning Mike,

“I just needed to tell you how impressed I was with things from Saturday.  Your preparation, equipment, personnel, time line, thoroughness in shots, etc…   I can only say that if the video comes out half as well as the shoot went, I will be one very happy camper.

WELL DONE!!!!!!”


Web video for a non-profit organization

Hi Mike,

“Thank you so much, Mike for creating the video of the walk and getting it posted on site. You captured the essence of the walk for sure.  What a great day… so much encouragement and energy!”

Thanks again,


Training video

Good morning Mike,

 “Hopefully you were able to get some well-earned rest after a long week of work.  I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for your hard work on this training video.  It was really enjoyable to watch you work this week.  I appreciate all of the hard work you continue to do to coordinate the training.

 Also, thank you for being so open-minded in listening to all of the committee members.  I can only imagine how hard it can be to have so many type-A personalities in one place all trying to give their input at the same time.  Yet, you’ve been somehow able to manage by making us all feel we’ve contributed to the effort without (hopefully) overwhelming the process and being too intrusive.  I think your job truly is much harder than it may appear – yet you seem to do it effortlessly.  I’ve really enjoyed every minute of my involvement”

Best regards,


Corporate video

Hi Mike,

 “Great footage thanks. You just made my job a lot easier. I will send you some additional notes, edits and refinements hopefully by tomorrow.”



Corporate event

Hey Mike,

“…The client would like to work with you again on the show. He said he really appreciated your calm demeanor when all the internal kicking and scratching was going on… In my humble opinion you have always done great work. Plus and this is equally important you are a professional when it comes to interacting with clients. A skill not everyone has.”



Training meeting facilitation


“Thanks. You did a terrific job of facilitating an energized group. It was not easy and I appreciate your patience and expertise. This product should be ground breaking and I’m pleased to be part of the team.”

Have a great day!


Letter of recommendation

 “It is an honor to write a letter of recommendation for Michael Kurtz. I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Kurtz on two major projects. Both experiences with Mr. Kurtz were very positive. He was a consummate professional in every way. He researched the subject matters and not only brought creativity to the table, but also showed genuine respect for the difficult situations law enforcement officers encounter every day. Most importantly, he was an excellent listener, always keeping in mind the end product – a valuable, realistic training tool and resource for the field.”


Letter of recommendation

 “Mike has a calm demeanor about him and offers great insight while facilitating our discussions while generating the training points for the project. I was very impressed with the end product and would gladly work with and for Mike in the future.”



American Airlines
Armed Forces Radio & Television Service
Barona Valley Ranch & Casino
Blanchard Companies
Callaway Golf
California Commission on Peace
Officers Standards & Training
Dixieline Home Centers
General Atomics
La Jolly Playhouse
LEGOLAND California
National University
Pizza Hut
The Port of San Diego
Postal Annex
San Diego Gas & Electric
San Diego Regional Airport Authority Scripps Hospital
Scripps Research Institute
Sempra Energy
SD Space & Navel Warfare Systems Center
St. Jude Medical
TaylorMade Golf
U.S. Airways
U.S Army
U.S. Navy
U.S. Forest Service

Michael Kurtz Creative Services – San Diego, California