Julia Willoughby Nason – The Daily Beast
Born and raised in New York City, Julia Willoughby Nason founded The Cinemart in 2011 with Jenner Furst. Nason raised her own woman-run business from scratch and worked with Furst to turn The Cinemart into a high-end entertainment studio.
Nason’s executive produced the award-winning documentary Welcome to Leith, a flawless look at racial extremism at the heart of America that earned him an Emmy nomination. She then co-created and produced Time: The Story of Kalief Browder, then direct and executive production Rest in power: the story of Trayvon Martin, for Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and Paramount TV. Nason won a Peabody Award for The Cinemart and garnered multiple Emmy nominations for these two groundbreaking docuseries. Nason produced and executive product Fraud Fyre, the real con for Hulu that became one of the biggest documentaries of the year, which earned him and Furst a Primetime Emmy nomination for writing. Nason then directed and produced The pharmacist starring Furst for Netflix, a critically acclaimed docu-series on the opioid epidemic. His new premium docuseries LuLaRich, for Amazon Prime Video, is a real comedy that reveals a controversial multilevel marketing company.
Nason is in development on several other unscripted and scripted projects that continue to explore the zeitgeist in a world stranger than fiction.