AMDA Faculty since: 2015
Morton Nathan is a writer, producer and director. He began his career as a writer on the hit television show, Benson, and then went on to become the Executive Producer and Head Writer of Golden Girls for which he won two Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. Morton has written and produced numerous hours of primetime television shows, such as The Fanelli Boys, The Louie Anderson Show, Pacific Station, Platypus Man and The Secret Diaries of Desmond Pfeiffer. Morton is also the author of the cult classic, Kingpin, and has worked as a "script doctor" on many major Hollywood films, including Analyze This and My Favorite Martian. He made his directorial debut with the film, Boat Trip, which he also co-wrote. He also directed Van Wilder II, Bag Boy, Big Time Rush as well as comedy webisodes and commercials.
Mort teaches TV/Screenwriting and 1/2 Hour TV Comedy.
M.F.A., Film and Television, New York University
B.S., Communications: Radio and Television, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign