Joel A. Morgan
Executive Director of Development
Joel A. Morgan joined A. Smith & Co in 2017 from Lake Paradise Entertainment. There, he serviced the company’s overall deal with NBC and Universal Television Alternative Studios, developing outdoor adventure shows, athletic obstacle competitions and other high concept formats.
Previously, as Head of Television and Film at Dream Merchant 21 Entertainment, he worked with company principal American Idol’s Randy Jackson to create a development department, selling projects to Fox, MTV, VH1, Oxygen and Fuse. Among those, Joel created “Celebrity Aptitude Test,” which sold to series at VH1.
Prior to that, Joel worked in the scripted drama departments at both ABC and Touchstone Television Studios (now ABC Studios).
Joel is a graduate of the University of Michigan.