Luthier Public Relations Signs Michael Welch
The young star is gearing up for the release of The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the second film in the Twilight saga where he plays the role of the popular Michael Newton. (The film is set for release later this year in November.)
Michael Welch, only 21, has already made a strong impression on the entertainment world. Starting at the age of 10, he has worked in every aspect of the business including: film, television, voice-over and stage. Michael is the recipient of two Young Artist Awards: one for his performance, at age 10, in Star Trek: Insurrection (his first feature film); and another for his work as Luke Girardi on the television series Joan of Arcadia, which ran for two seasons on CBS.
Welch will star in Unrequited, a psychological thriller directed by Jason Epperson. Second place winner of The Lot (executively produced by Stephen Spielberg), Epperson has chosen Unrequited for his first feature film, and Welch to play the lead role. Shooting is scheduled to begin July 2009 in Kentucky. Michael has completed 19 films in his 11-year career. He recently completed filming The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the second in the series of best-selling novels by Stephenie Meyer. He has already received much attention for his role in Twilight both within the industry as well as from many fans. He can be seen in award-winning festival favorites such as My Suicide, An American Crime, United States Of Leland and American Son, and will soon be seen in All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, Lost Dream and Rough Hustle.
Michael is familiar to television audiences for his many starring roles on Emmy Award-winning shows. He recently starred in an episode of CSI and an arc on The Riches. During the past few years, he appeared on CSI: Miami, Numb3rs, Law & Order: SVU, Crossing Jordan, NCIS, Cold Case and Without A Trace. His earlier years included performances on Stargate SG-1, Judging Amy, The District, Touched By An Angel, Malcolm In The Middle, The X-Files, The Pretender, 7th Heaven, Chicago Hope and Frasier.
In spite of his busy schedule, he finds time for theatre (Speech & Debate—2008), received the 2005 Star Innovative Award for environmental causes and has been active with the charity Kids With a Cause since 1999. Welch is represented by Curtis Talent Management and Innovative Artists. He will be available tomorrow afternoon for interviews where he will give some behind-the-scenes gossip on the film and other projects he is getting his feet wet with.