In 1998, Nick wrote and directed ‘1999,’ a black comedy feature film starring Jennifer Garner, Dan Futterman, and Amanda Peet, which aired on the Sundance Channel. The film was screened at over 20 film festivals worldwide.
In 2001, he started Nick Davis Productions. Having seen the movie “Young Frankenstein” ten times as a child, Nick was thrilled that the company’s first job was producing a Bravo Profile of the actor Gene Wilder. Since then, the company has gone on to produce over 70 hours of television, and over 100 short films for corporations, non-profits, and other organizations.
Prior to his work in film and television, Nick performed improv comedy in New York City nightclubs and wrote, with Brooks Hansen, the novel Boone, published in 1990 and named one of the notable books of the year by the New York Times. He is currently at work on a book about his family, to be published by Knopf.
The third generation of his family in the entertainment industry – his grandfather was Herman J. Mankiewicz, who co-wrote Citizen Kane – Nick lives in New York City with his wife, the novelist Jane Mendelsohn, and their two daughters.