Michael G. Uva is a well-respected Key Grip with over 35 years of experience in film, television and commercials. Credits include films such as Easy A, Kalifornia, and Iron Eagle, and series such as The League, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Bones. He has instructed courses nationally and internationally for over 20 years at colleges, universities, film commissions, and training centers.

Michael is author of the go-to book for grips, The Grip Book, currently in it’s fifth edition. He has also authored, Uva’s Rigging Guide for Studio and Location, as well as, Film Dollies, Cranes & Camera Heads From Around the World.

In addition to being an accomplished Hollywood grip and author, Michael holds an FAA Airframe & Power Plant Mechanic license, is an active Bonded California State Contractor, and is a veteran Marine having served for 8 years.