An expert on net lease real estate financing, Norton Herrick heads the Herrick Company, which maintains investments in a broad range of industries. Under his leadership, the company has established affiliates to manage opportunities in areas as diverse as green projects, thoroughbred racing, and entertainment. Its entertainment affiliate, Herrick Entertainment, produces and finances projects in the motion picture and television industries, as well as live stageplays.
One of the company’s recent productions, Lone Survivor, won two Critics’ Choice awards in 2014 and received two Academy Award nominations. Another of its action films, 2 Guns, pairs Oscar winner Denzel Washington with Mark Wahlberg, the star of Lone Survivor. Other movies in its current library include Madison, The Moth Diaries, and Nightlight.
The company’s television division produces programming for both the domestic and foreign markets. The firm has also produced several Broadway shows, including SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark, Pippin, Lord of the Rings, 9 to 5 the Musical, and revivals of Hair and American Buffalo. Another of the company’s Broadway productions is the Eugene O’Neill classic Desire Under the Elms, starring Brian Dennehy.