| Marc Smerling|| Film producer|
| Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series|
Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
The Jinx, All Good Things, Capturing the Friedmans, Catfish, Train: Midnight Moon
Andrew Jarecki, Robert Durst, Jason Blum, Marcus Hinchey, Diane Venora
Marc Smerling is an American film producer, screenwriter and cinematographer. He was nominated for an Oscar for Capturing the Friedmans in 2003, and co-wrote and produced The Jinx, a six-part HBO documentary on suspected murderer Robert Durst.
Early in his career, Smerling was the associate producer of NBC's Gangs, Cops and Drugs for NBC with Tom Brokaw, and The New Hollywood. He then founded production company Notorious Pictures, producing and directing more than a hundred television commercials and music videos.
Smerling partnered up with Andrew Jarecki to form their own production company Hit the Ground Running. He produced 2003's Capturing the Friedmans, which was the winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary and 2010's documentary film Catfish, which inspired the television series "Catfish: The TV Show".
In 2010, Smerling produced and wrote his first narrative feature film All Good Things, starring Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst and Frank Langella, about the suspected murderer and real estate scion Robert Durst. The film was the predecessor to the 2015 HBO documentary miniseries The Jinx, which Smerling co-wrote and produced with Andrew Jarecki and Zachary Stuart-Pontier. He won the 2015 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary Series and was nominated for Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming.
Smerling and Stuart-Pontier co-created the podcast Crimetown, which debuted in 2016 and quickly became the most popular U.S. podcast on iTunes. Each season of Crimetown examines how organized crime shaped an American city, starting with Providence, Rhode Island in season 1.
Smerling attended S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and has a masters in Film Production from USC.
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