Michael Lannan is an American screenwriter and producer. He is known as a creator and producer of the HBO series Looking. The series, about a group of gay friends in San Francisco inspired by Lannan's own life as a gay man, is based on Lorimer, a short film which Lannan produced and directed in 2011 and subsequently expanded into a feature film screenplay.
Lannan's other film and television credits include assistant producer and assistant director credits on episodes of Sons of Anarchy, Nurse Jackie, Rubicon and Damages and the film Remember Me, as well as acting and production credits on the docufiction film Interior. Leather Bar..
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- "HBO Picks Up Michael Lannan's Gay-Themed San Francisco-Set Dramedy to Series". Indiewire, May 14, 2013.