Founder & President

Founder & President

Jenner Furst

Jenner Furst began his documentary career with "Brick City", winning a Peabody Award in 2008 for the groundbreaking docuseries with executive producer Forest Whitaker. He went on to develop and produce other premium docuseries like “Chicagoland" with executive producer Robert Redford. In 2011, Furst founded The Cinemart with Julia Willoughby Nason to create and produce signature content. The duo produced “Welcome to Leith" a real-life thriller that premiered in competition at Sundance and earned Furst and Nason Emmy nominations. Furst and The Cinemart formed a partnership with Shawn “Jay Z” Carter to direct and executive produce "TIME: The Kalief Browder Story", and “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,” for Paramount TV. These two critically acclaimed and award-winning productions earned Furst a Peabody Award and multiple Emmy nominations. Furst and Nason directed and executive produced “Fyre Fraud,” for Hulu, a smash hit that earned them both Primetime Emmy nominations for writing and became one of the biggest documentaries of the year. Furst and Nason went on to direct and executive produce “The Pharmacist,” for Netflix, tackling the opioid epidemic through an unexpected hero. The series was a critically-acclaimed hit and has since been adapted into a scripted feature. Furst and Nason’s latest docuseries “LuLaRich” is a true-comedy for Amazon that unpacks a controversial multi-level marketing company. After a decade running The Cinemart with Nason, Furst continues to develop unscripted and scripted projects and has helped shepherd the company from a boutique upstart to a best-in-class producer, disrupting and elevating premium entertainment worldwide.


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