As we enter into the Platinum Age of Television, Episodic Creators are challenged to find new ways to navigate the evolving landscape of network and digital platforms to find the right home for their projects. In direct response to this avalanche of new content, festivals, like SeriesFest, are now providing a marketplace and launching pad for new shows. Meet Up with the SeriesFest team and independent episodic producer from Whitewater Films, Nick Morton, for an insiders look at the Independent Television Community.
Nick Morton is a film producer, screenwriter and stand up comedian living in Los Angeles. Over a twenty year career he has worked for such well known companies as Phoenix Picture, Anchutz Entertainment Group, William Morris and Whitewater Films where he currently works a s producer. He has been involved in many movies including RAY, SAHARA, FAT KID RULES THE WORLD and AFTERNOON DELIGHT.
He recently wrote the pilot episode of the TV series HALFWAY THERE starring Blythe Danner and Matthew Lillard and directed by Rick Rosenthal. The pilot premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and won the prize for Best Drama at SeriesFest in 2018 as well as the overall Audience Award.
He writes the humor column“Man of the House”for Maisonette.com about his misadventures as the primary care giver to his two young kids and hosts the podcast “The Drunkalogues”an interview show about addiction and recovery.
He is also a stand up comic who was an official selection in the Los Angeles Comedy Festival and a finalist in the 2015 Kevin and Bean Opening Act contest, and he performs stand up all over Los Angeles.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the costume designer, Marie Schley and two young children.
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