Marshall Herskovitz is a writer, producer, and director in Los Angeles who has won many 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 helped create such series as Thirtysomething, My So-Called Life, and Once and Again. Among the films he has produced are Legends of the Fall, Traffic, The Last Samurai, Blood Diamond and Love and Other Drugs. He also directed Jack the Bear and Dangerous Beauty.
In 2007 Herskovitz migrated to the Internet with Quarterlife, the ground-breaking online series and social network dedicated to artistic, activist twenty-somethings. A year after launch, the website – www.quarterlife.com – has become an international destination with members in 60 countries, and the series is now the most successful scripted program in Internet history.
Herskovitz, a longtime environmentalist, has served on the board of several organizations dedicated to preserving America’s precious natural resources. He is a founding member of the national 1Sky campaign.
He is currently serving as President of the Producers Guild of America.