With a natural gift for writing, writer Maurice L. Dortch, took his gift and crafted it through educational programs including Northern Illinois University, Columbia College – Chicago, and world renown improv comedy program Second City. This crafting of his talents led him to implement his skills in writing for various forms of media that range from a TV writer intern for The Essence Music Awards Show to writing professional for the Number One Urban Radio station in Chicago, Power 92.3 and now a Indie Filmmaker. Although very diverse in his writing, Maurice L. Dortch has really found his rhythm in creating comedy that is thought-provoking and entertaining for Film, TV, Web and other media platforms of today. Because of his versatility in storytelling and adeptness in various genres, it's somewhat hard to put him in a box, but without a doubt, his projects are original, polished, technically sound, specific and highly entertaining.
Skilled with the ability to write, direct, and produce, Maurice L. Dortch takes pride in creating a nurturing environment for his actors to thrive. In addition, he has created and leads (along with business partner Aksel Fauzi) a highly talented group of individuals who have a keen understanding of TV, Film, Music, and marketing, who all proudly represents the “Maxim 13:22 Entertainment,” an entertainment company located in Chicago, IL.
In 2011, Maurice L. Dortch decided to embrace his love for film as a writer and director on his short film titled “Don’t Bite the Apple.” Continuing the success of his company, Mr. Dortch is currently working on several feature scripts and more short films that he plans to also write, direct and produce.
Maurice L. Dortch has been called a mix of Tyler Perry, Robert Townsend, and Spike Lee with his story telling and creative mindset; however, Maurice L. Dortch proudly say that he’s not trying to be the next anyone…he simply states he’s just the “next me!”
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Television (Comedy) Writer, Director, Producer Sketches featuring some of today's hottest new improv comedians and actors.
Don't Bite the Apple
Film (short) by Maurice L. Dortch (Comedy) Writer, Director, Producer Learning to love spiritually and forsaking the desire of the flesh, while taking the spiritual route into marriage.
Business as Usual: The Exploitation of Hip Hop
Film (Documentary) Writer "Business as Usual" is a feature length documentary that asks thequestions: Has Hip-Hop been exploited for economic gain, to the detrimentof the masses of urban youth who embrace it? Who's really making themoney, controlling the systems and influencing the youth? Written by Anonymous
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