ABOUT ME

ZACK MORRISON

                                   is a writer and filmmaker from New Jersey.  His recent work includes the musical comedy “Everything’s Fine: A Panic Attack in D Major,” which is a student Emmy nominee for Best Comedy in the 2019 College Television Awards and premiered at the St. Louis International Film Festival; as well as creating and producing the YouTube variety series “We Have A Show.”  Most recently, Zack was an associate producer and writer at the Time, Inc. digital news-entertainment show "The Breakdown." He also worked as a writer’s assistant at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and was previously a writer's PA at The Tonight Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Saturday Night Live.  Zack holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in screenwriting & directing from Columbia University, and is a proud alumnus of Rutgers University.

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RESUME

THE BREAKDOWN, TIME INC.
Associate Producer, 2018

Produce two segments weekly for digital news-entertainment show. Write copy for live host, oversee production for all field shoots, supervise post production and delivery for live streaming across multiple branded platforms.

THE TONIGHT SHOW
Writers Assistant, 2018
Writers PA, 2017

Research and write daily joke setups for monologue team; compile joke documents for talent and staff. Take revision notes during writers’ meetings and monologue rehearsal; coordinate asks with head writer.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Script PA, 2017

Assist script department in distributing scripts for weekly table reads with guest host, cast, and crew. Ensure talent, director, producers, and staff have up-to-date revisions as they are made during the live show.

LATE NIGHT
Writers PA, 2016

Research and write daily joke setups for monologue team; compile joke documents for talent and staff. Grip & PA on field shoots, wrangle monologue rehearsal audience, stand in for talent as needed.

MTV ON-AIR PROMOS
Creative Assistant, 2013

Assist writing staff in on-air promo script development, production, and post. Tasked with pitching and producing a post-produced promo for 'Teen Wolf.'

IDEAS UNITED
Freelance Producer, 2012-2019

Pitch, write, direct, shoot, and/or edit various integrated-marketing spots, narrative, or doc pieces. Hire crew, field produce on set, and coordinate production with Atlanta-based IU team. Past clients include: Adobe, Lucasfilm, Google, ABC, MTV, TBS, TNT, Lyft, NCAA, Samsung, T-Mobile.

EDUCATION

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Master of Fine Art, 2018
Screenwriting & Directing
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Arts, 2014
Journalism & Filmmaking
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