From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Michael Pressman (born July 1, 1950 in New York City, New York) is an American director and producer of film and television. Some of the films he has directed are The Great Texas Dynamite Chase (1976), Doctor Detroit (1983), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991), To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996). For television, he has directed episodes of Picket Fences, The Practice, The Graudian, Boston Legal, The Closer, Law & Order, Weeds, Grey's Anatomy and other series. He is an alumni of Camp Rising Sun and studied filmmaking at the California Institute of the Arts.