Michael Cove


I enjoy lots of things about writing, but mostly I like being a part of it

Michael Cove joined Bearcage as staff writer twelve years ago and has written corporate, Government, documentary and advertising material of all sorts for the Company.

 Michael’s career began when he graduated from the London Film School and entered the industry as an assistant film editor with the BBC. He worked as a dubbing editor for Hanna Barbera after marrying an Australian and migrating to Sydney. He became a fulltime scriptwriter in 1974. As a freelance writer Michael has credits in all forms of television production, in theatre, radio drama and feature films. He also worked as an assessor, a teacher, a director and an actor. 

Michael’s work as a writer for television includes episodes for A Country Practice, Blue Heelers, All Saints, The Aunty Jack Show and Rafferty’s Rules where he won a Penguin award and A Place in the World where he won a Logie for best television script. Other awards include Gold and Silver Awgies for radio drama work, a Screenwriter’s Fellowship from the AFC, two fellowships from the Australia Council. One of Michael’s radio works The Unborn was short-listed for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and many of the projects in documentary and drama he has written for Bearcage have been recognised at national and international competitions such as the documentary Blessed Mary: A Saint for All Australians, short listed for the 2011 TV Week Logie Awards and was the highest rating program on History Channel in 2010. Most recently Michael received the 2011 artsACT Creative Arts Fellowship.