The Lewisburg Literary Festival welcomes award-winning and Academy Award-nominated writer, director and producer Morgan Spurlock to the main stage on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 1 p.m. at Carnegie Hall.
The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Tickets are available through the Greenbrier County CVB by phone at 888-716-5082 or in person at 905 Washington Street West in Lewisburg. For additional information, visit lewisburgliteraryfestival.com.
Spurlock is CEO and founder of full-service New York-based production studio Warrior Poets. His first film, “Super Size Me,” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004, winning Best Directing honors. The film went on to win the inaugural Writers Guild of America Best Documentary Screenplay award as well as garner an Academy Award nomination for Best Feature Documentary. Since then he has directed, produced and distributed multiple film, television and digital projects.
Spurlock recently directed and produced the documentary RATS, inspired by Robert Sullivan’s New York Times bestselling book, and served as Executive Producer of “The Pistol Shrimps,” “Vlogumentary” and the Oscar shortlisted feature documentary “The Eagle Huntress.” He is currently co-writing, directing and producing the untitled film about Hollywood Superagent Sue Mengers based on Brian Kellow’s bestselling biography “Can I Go Now: The Life of Sue Mengers,” “Hollywood’s Superagent.” In December, Spurlock’s company Warrior Poets announced a partnership with Indiegogo to help produce crowd-funded films, starting with the feature length documentary “We Believe in Dinosaurs.”
In addition to his film and television work, Spurlock has been on the forefront of digital content creation as Warrior Poets led Hulu’s push into original programming with their first series, “A Day in the Life,” and helped ignite Yahoo’s original content strategy producing three separate series over the last few years, including “Failure Club,” “Mansome” and “Losing it with John Stamos.” More recent digital projects include “Connected,” the first long-form series for AOL, and “Smartish,” an upcoming premium branded content channel for Maker.tv (Maker Studios).
Spurlock is also a co-founder of the short-film content marketing studio Cinelan where he recently produced the groundbreaking series “WE THE ECONOMY: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss.”
Now in its sixth year, the Lewisburg Literary Festival is a two-day celebration of books, writers and the arts, focusing on promoting reading and literacy. All events are underwritten by local sponsors. This year’s festival will take place on Aug. 4 and 5.