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Overview (1)

Height 5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

The CEO and founder of The Nation of Artists, former content-chief and co-founder of Not Impossible, and editor-in-chief and co-founder of Beyond Cinema magazine, Elliot is the former editor-in-chief of both Moving Pictures and Celebs.com

He has personally interviewed close to a thousand personalities (including winners and nominees of more than a hundred Oscars and a Nobel Peace Prize), and is the recipient of three Cannes Lions, 5 Telly Awards, 2 x AICP Awards, 2 x SxSW Innovation Awards, 2 Clio Awards, 3 Maggie Awards, various other accolades and was the recipient of the NYU/Tisch Craft Award for Acting. He has been recognized for his inspiring words by the California State Legislature, the California Senate and the House of Representatives, and by the US Congress.

As a filmmaker and producer his work has spanned traditional documentary, docu-series, VR and narrative work, as a journalist Elliot has contributed to dozens of publications, such as: The Hollywood Reporter, Distinction for The Los Angeles Times, Flaunt, Inked, C, Black & White, Los Angeles Confidential, Gotham, Little White Lies, GQ and Details' Style.com.

The feature documentary 140 (2009) which Elliot co-produced is is the first feature ever user-generated film made utilizing social-media. Little Larry (2011) which Elliot wrote, received a Directors Guild of Canada nomination for best short of 2011, and other productions include the feature documentaries Queen Mimi (2015) with Zach Galifianakis and Project Daniel (2014) during which Not Impossible flew a team to Sudan to set up the world's first 3D-printing prosthetic lab and training facility. Elliot's work includes documentary style pieces for Hyundai, Participant Media, Aflac, Qualcomm, Intel, HP, Sony, Walmart Health & Wellness and LEGO Education.

The Innovation Fellow for the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award from Monash University, Australia, Elliot has spoken about his signature "4Ps" and "Idle Worshipping" at the United Nations, US Chamber of Commerce, US Institute for Peace, Social Innovation Summit, SxSW, NxNE, ACM SIGGRAPH, Cannes Film Festival and dozens of other events around the globe.

Elliot holds a Law Degree, a B.Sc. in Pharmacology & Toxicology, studied dramatic writing and acting at New York's The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and completed UCLA's Professional Program in Screenwriting.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: The Nation of Artists

Trivia (5)

Holds degrees in Law and Science (Pharmacology & Toxicology)
Won the Craft Award for Best Actor at the 2004 NYU/Tisch First Run Film Festival
Has been on the juries of the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Middle East International Film Festival, Bahamas International Film Festival, Sonoma International Film Festival, HATCHfest, BendFilm, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival as well as the Cinequest Screenwriting Competition and Newport Beach Film Festival's Volcom Award.
Won three Maggie Awards in four years as editor-in-chief of Moving Pictures magazine.
Editor-in-Chief of Beyond Cinema magazine.

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