Speaker Jeff Norton
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Founder and Author
Jeff Norton is an author, writer-producer, and founder of Awesome Media & Entertainment, a creative incubator.He is the author of the award-winning thriller series ‘MetaWars’ (Hachette), the laugh-out-loud ‘Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie’ (Faber), the upcoming picture book ‘Stomp School’ (Little Tiger Press), which is in development as pre-school television, and the upcoming sci-fi middle-grade comedy ‘Alienated: Grounded at Groom Lake’ (Random House), which is in development as a feature film.
He’s also the creator and co-writer of the best-selling ‘Princess Ponies’ series (Bloomsbury) and is an Executive Producer on the pre-school show ‘Trucktown’ (Nelvana) based on the best-selling books by Jon Scieszka.
Previously, Jeff worked at Chorion Ltd where he acquired and developed new IP and ran the Enid Blyton literary estate. Before moving to the UK, he worked in creative development in Hollywood and produced the award-winning ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ interactive movie featuring William H. Macy and Frankie Muniz. Jeff started his entertainment career in the mailroom at ICM followed by stints at The Jim Henson Company, Regent Entertainment, and Silver Pictures. Before moving into entertainment, Jeff worked in brand management for Procter & Gamble in Toronto and Cincinnati. He studied Film at Queen’s University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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