A window into Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock's production studio Warrior Poets. Since its creation in 2004, Spurlock and producing partner Jeremy Chilnick have produced multiple award winning films, television programs, and digital content. Their most recent films include Discovery's Rats and the critically acclaimed doc The Eagle Huntress. Warrior Poets recently announced their upcoming show for TNT about women's issues, "Who Run the World?", which they will produce alongside Sarah Jessica Parker. This panel will give you insight into the creative process & drive of one of the most innovative production companies in the world today.
MORGAN SPURLOCK, Founder & CEO
Morgan Spurlock is an award-winning and Academy Award-nominated writer, director, producer and Founder & CEO of full-service New York-based production studio Warrior Poets. His first film, SUPER SIZE ME, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004, winning Best Directing honors, as well as garner an Academy Award nomination for Best Feature Documentary. Since then he has directed, produced and distributed multiple film, television and digital projects, including the critically acclaimed CNN television series “Morgan Spurlock Inside Man”, the FX series “30 Days”, the films WHERE IN THE WORLD IS OSAMA BIN LADEN?, WGA and Emmy nominated THE SIMPSONS 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: IN 3-D! ON ICE!, FREAKONOMICS, POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS: THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD, and most recently, RATS and THE EAGLE HUNTRESS.
JEREMY CHILNICK, Partner
Jeremy Chilnick is an Emmy-nominated writer and producer. He is currently Partner & COO at Morgan Spurlock’s New York based production company Warrior Poets, where he oversees all aspects of production for film, television and digital content. Since co-founding Warrior Poets, Chilnick has written and/or produced multiple films, and television series, and digital projects, including the critically acclaimed and IDA Award-winning CNN television series “Morgan Spurlock Inside Man”, Showtime’s “7 Deadly Sins”, WHERE IN THE WORLD IS OSAMA BIN LADEN?, the Emmy and WGA nominated “The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice!”, FREAKONOMICS, POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS: THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD, COMIC-CON: EPISODE IV – A FAN’S HOPE, MANSOME, and ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US. His most recent credits include THE PISTOL SHRIMPS, VLOGUMENTARY, RATS and THE EAGLE HUNTRESS.
RACHEL TRAUB, Film Creative Executive
Rachel Traub is the Film Creative Executive at Warrior Poets where she oversees film development and co-productions, including PISTOL SHRIMPS, which was acquired by Seeso out of Tribeca Film Festival 2016, NO MAN'S LAND, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in April, and TOUGH GUYS, which is premiering at AFI Festival in June. Prior to her time at Warrior Poets, Traub previously worked in acquisitions at Wild Bunch's New York office.
MATTHEW CAFRITZ, Manager of Development
Matthew has a background in unscripted television, having worked in development roles at Half Yard Productions, Leftfield Pictures and most recently Original Media. He’s been with Warrior Poets for two years where he's helped bolster the company's unscripted slate and grown the development pipeline. Cafritz has been on the teams behind History's Alone, Discovery's Pacific Warriors and upcoming series for Food Network, A&E and TNT.
ERIC ENRIGHT, Creative Executive
Eric has worked in a variety of roles at Warrior Poets over the last five years, including Assistant to the Head of Production, Associate Producer of the Showtime series “7 Deadly Sins,” and Co-Producer on History’s “Superheroes Decoded.” Eric currently supports the digital evelopment pipeline as a Creative Executive.