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Erik Oleson

Founder / CEO

Whether in film or television, Erik Oleson’s passion for storytelling has taken him into writing on a gamut of productions of every type and scope.

As writer, Showrunner and Executive Producer of the upcoming second season of “Carnival Row,” the series marks Oleson’s follow up to the critically acclaimed third and final season of “Marvel’s Daredevil,” which he served as Showrunner and Executive Producer. In the spirit of comic book runs, Oleson put his own stamp on “Marvel’s Daredevil”— crafting a dark, grounded, character-driven thriller, which raised the bar on the action Daredevil fans had come to love. Oleson is now busy developing multiple series under his exclusive multi-year deal with Amazon.

Prior to his recent showrunning credits, Oleson worked his way up the television writing ranks on more than a dozen television series including as Head Writer and Executive Producer of the second season of Amazon’s original series “The Man in the High Castle,” which garnered Oleson a USC Scripter Award Nomination in 2017.

Prior to breaking in as a writer, Oleson was a professional reader for luminaries including Kathleen Kennedy, Chris Columbus and Jeffrey Katzenberg. Oleson also worked on the production crews of numerous feature films as well as being a working commercials director while attending the film program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, from which he graduated in 1995.

Oleson got his first real break though at age 13, when James L. Brooks’ “Broadcast News” filmed on location in his Virginia hometown. The crew, taken by his enthusiasm for filmmaking, made him a set mascot.

His father, Peter C. Oleson, is a former Assistant Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency — and growing up the son of a spymaster had a profound impact on the types of stories Oleson would go on to write.

He is a dual citizen of the U.S.A. and the E.U./Netherlands, and grew up shoveling horse manure in Clifton, Virginia — which prepared him for his future in entertainment.

Erik Oleson
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