MARSHALL HERSKOVITZ is a writer, producer, and director who has won numerous awards for his work in television and film. Born in Philadelphia, he attended Brandeis University, then moved to Los Angeles in 1975, where he attended the American Film Institute and met his longtime creative partner Edward Zwick. In the years since, he has helped create such TV series as thirtysomething, My So-Called Life, and Once and Again. He currently serves as the Showrunner for Nashville on CMT. Among the films he has produced are Legends of the Fall, Traffic, The Last Samurai, and Blood Diamond. He also directed Jack the Bear and the cult-favorite Dangerous Beauty.
In 2007, Herskovitz created the groundbreaking online series and social network quarterlife, which at the time was the Internet’s most successful scripted series.
Herskovitz, a longtime environmentalist, has served on the board of several organizations dedicated to fighting climate change.
Herskovitz is a past president of the Producers Guild of America.