Talent Guide

Eric Morris

  • Discipline:Producer
  • Program Year:Fast Track 2011, Grants and Awards 2011, Grants and Awards 2012


Eric Morris is the recipient of the 2011 Alfred P. Sloan Fast Track Grant. He began his career in New York City, where he worked on Off Broadway productions and numerous films, commercials, and television series including Mike Nichols,’ The Birdcage and Dick Wolf’s Fox series New York Undercover. Morris worked with T. Harding Jones to found THJ Management, a management and production company, which for twelve years successfully guided the careers of such clients as Amanda Seyfried (Mama Mia, Mean Girls, HBO’s Big Love).

Beginning in 1999, Morris worked as a development executive in Los Angeles with such companies as Jersey Films and Baumgarten Prophet Entertainment. At Baumgarten Prophet, Morris oversaw development and production of Lathe Of Heaven, an adaptation of Ursula Le Guin’s novel starring James Caan, Lukas Haas, and Lisa Bonet for A&E in 2002. He also helped develop the feature Shattered Glass, written and directed by Billy Ray and starring Hayden Christensen, Peter Sarsgaard, and Chloe Sevigny, which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature and released by Lionsgate in 2003.

In 2004, Morris formed Elm Entertainment, an independently financed production company. Presently, along with Ben Smith of Captivate Entertainment, Mr. Morris is putting together the feature film Midnight Sun by writer/director Chris Eigeman (Turn the River). Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Kruger, and Emile Hirsch are attached to star. Elm Entertainment has several other feature films in development, including an adaptation of the novel Genius by Patrick Dennis (Auntie Mame).

Current Project

Midnight Sun (Narrative Feature)


1943, as the war rages on, a group of young and brilliant minds set out for the desert of New Mexico - and as they build a bomb that might destroy the world, idealism and hope give way to betrayal and obsessions.