EXCLUSIVE: Morgan Spurlock’s Gotham-based production label Warrior Poets has promoted Jeremy Chilnick to Chief Operating Officer. Chilnick has been with Warrior Poets since its creation in 2004, working his way up from assistant. He has produced numerous award-winning films, digital series and television programs. He also helped create and grow the company’s digital division. Chilnick had been a partner at Warrior Poets and its head of production. Now, he’ll have oversight of all aspects of film, television and digital development, all internal productions, and content delivery.
Said Spurlock: “This is an exciting time for the company. Jeremy is one of the most talented and multi-faceted producers in the industry. The company has benefited immensely by his leadership as a partner, and as Chief Operating Officer I believe he will be instrumental in continuing to shape the future growth of Warrior Poets. Jeremy’s passion, strategic thinking and creativity are unmatched. I can’t imagine a better person to help drive our rapidly expanding company.”
Chilnick’s production work began with the Shopocalypse-chronicling documentary What Would Jesus Buy? and the Cannes selection The Third Wave. He co-wrote and served as produce or exec producer of Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?, The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! on Ice!, the documentary adaptation of The New York Times best-selling book Freakonomics, POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, Mansome, and the 3D concert documentary, One Direction: This Is Us.
In addition, Chilnick has overseen the formation and creation of the company’s digital projects with Hulu, Yahoo!, AOL, and Maker Studios, and he was exec producer of multiple television series for Showtime, History, CMT, A&E and CNN, among others.
“Morgan is a true visionary and his passion and creativity are unmatched,” Chilnick said. “I’ve been working with him since Warrior Poets’ inception, when it was just the two of us working side by side in a single office. I’ve had such an amazing experience at Warrior Poets – from the early days to now. It’s gratifying and thrilling to be at the forefront of the company’s expansion and work with such smart, talented and dedicated people. Also, I’m excited to wear more suits.”