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Birth NameMichael Douglas Carlin

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For five years Michael D. Carlin has been investigating the murders of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. (Biggie Smalls). He completed the documentary Larger Than Life: The Suge Knight Story (2016). His look into the Rampart Scandal and ties to Death Row Records continues. Since 2004, Carlin has been the editor of Century City News and he uses this platform to continue his investigations.

Carlin collaborated on two books with former LAPD Lead Detective Russell Poole. Russell was known for his investigations of the Ennis Cosby case, the shooting death of Officer Kevin Gaines, the Rampart Scandal, and the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. Tupac:187 about the murders of Tupac and Biggie was released first. Carlin and Poole continued to investigate and wrote Chaos Merchants next. Russell Poole died mysteriously in a meeting with the LA County Sheriffs about reopening the cases as he presented new evidence that he felt would bring the killers to justice.

Carlin collaborated on Tupac Assassination: Battle For Compton and directed Larger than Life, The Suge Knight Story.

Carlin's Luvicide is scheduled to be released in 2019.

Previously, Michael Carlin directed American Federale (2013) about the only American ever to serve as a Mexican Federale. The film chronicles the corruption in border Mexico. Lobo was the Federale that killed drug lord Pablo Acosta. During the post production of the film, Lobo was shot twice and survived. He subsequently died in El Paso Texas.



But Carlin's film career began at an early age...

Michael Carlin was born in Los Angeles in 1962. He grew up in the entertainment business. His grandfather was a teamster whose last movie was Jaws with stories of working for Cecil B. DeMille, Howard Hughes, and Samuel Goldwyn. His father was a lighting director with notable credits of King Kong, Who Will Stop The Rain, The Fury and the series Chips. The family began lighting and grip company Keylite PSI that supplied equipment on Ordinary People, Platoon, JFK, Reservoir Dogs, and hundreds of other feature films and thousands of hours of television. For many years Carlin ran the family business. He worked also in the entertainment industry as an actor, lighting technician, grip, cameraman, production manager, producer and director. Carlin turned his efforts to publishing where he published The Entertainment Funding Sourcebook, The Studio White Pages, and Media and Entertainment Institutional Investors. For ten years Carlin was the publisher and editor of The Century City News, a publication that he created. Carlin is also the author of A Prescription For Peace, Peaceful Protests, and Rise a Knight. Carlin's own film credits include Never on Tuesday (1989), Now You Know (2002), Knife to a Gunfight (2013), Fraternity Demon (1992), Prison Planet (1992), and American Federale (2013).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Michael Douglas Carlin

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