Norman S. Powell was in senior management at CBS Television Network from 1979 to 1992. During that term he served for four years as Senior Vice President of CBS Entertainment Productions, overseeing Development and Production of all In-House series and long form.
After leaving CBS in 1992, Powell has Produced, Executive Produced or Directed ninety hours of TV long form, TV series and theatrical feature films. This includes two Gunsmoke movies of the week (CBS), Blackfox, a six-hour miniseries (CBS), Convict Cowboy, movie of the week (Showtime), The Lazarus Man, TV series (Turner Broadcasting), Orleans, TV series (CBS), The Lot, TV series (AMC), National Desk, documentary series (PBS), 24, second season, TV series (Fox), and The Unit pilot (Fox).
Powell has been nominated for an Emmy Award as Producer of Washington: Behind Closed Doors, a twelve-hour mini series (ABC), and nominated for Emmy and Producers Guild Awards for 24. He has also received a People’s Choice Award for Rescue 911, series (CBS), a Telly Award as Director/Executive Producer for American Valor, a feature length documentary (PBS), and a Best Documentary Award from the GI Film Festival for Brothers At War, (Feature Film Release and Showtime TV). Powell and his Brothers At War producing partner, Jake Rademacher created and co-wrote the Companion Workbooks for the Resiliency Program associated with that documentary film.
Powell is currently Chairman of The Caucus For Producers, Writers & Directors and a recipient of The Distinguished Service Award from that organization.
He is married and the father of three children, has a BA Degree from Cornell University, and is a Commercial Pilot with Instrument and Multi Engine Ratings.