Nicholas Paleologos

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Nicholas Paleologos
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 33rd Middlesex District
In office
Preceded by Daniel L. Joyce Jr.
Succeeded by Carol A. Donovan
Personal details
Born (1953-03-09) March 9, 1953 (age 65)
Winchester, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic
Residence Woburn, Massachusetts
Alma mater Tufts University
Harvard University
Occupation Politician
Film and theatrical producer

Nicholas "Nick" A. Paleologos (born March 9, 1953 in Winchester, Massachusetts) is an American public official, politician, and theater and film producer who currently serves as Executive Director of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.


Paleologos was a member of the Woburn School Committee from 1974–1975 and represented the 33rd Middlesex district in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1977–1991.[1] He was a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts in 1990, but lost in the Democratic primary.[2]

Film and theater production[edit]

A two-time Tony Award winning producer,[3] Paleologos was also the recipient of a prime time Emmy Award nomination for the HBO film In the Gloaming.[4] His last production on Broadway was Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.[3] Feature films he produced include Ghosts of Mississippi, Lansky, Little Fugitive, and Hurlyburly.[4]

Massachusetts Film Office[edit]

Paleologos was the executive director of the Massachusetts Film Office from 2007 until the position was eliminated on January 1, 2011. During his tenure at the film office, the movie-making industry in the Commonwealth experienced unprecedented growth. He was responsible for bringing several major motion pictures to shoot in Massachusetts including The Town, Shutter Island, The Social Network, Knight and Day, The Fighter, Edge of Darkness, The Proposal, and The Company Men. In addition, Quixote Studios opened a $1.5 million operation in Boston.[5][6]

New Jersey State Council on the Arts[edit]

Paleologos was appointed Executive Director of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in 2011.[7]


Paleologos is a contributor to National Public Radio in Boston where he has written several articles on a variety of subjects including education, the arts, media, politics and the economy.[8] He also won Best Feature Screenplay honors for his script THE STORY OF TELEVISION in Harvardwood's 2014 Writers Competition.[9]


  1. ^ 1989–1990 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
  2. ^ Massachusetts Election Statistics 1990. 
  3. ^ a b Nicholas Paleologos at the Internet Broadway Database
  4. ^ a b Nicholas Paleologos on IMDb
  5. ^ Denison, D.C. (December 4, 2010). "State film czar loses job amid reorganization". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on July 25, 2011. Retrieved April 15, 2011. 
  6. ^ Editorial, Boston Globe (December 14, 2010). "Mass. movies dominate the fall, so why is film-office chief out?". Boston Globe. Retrieved December 14, 2010. 
  7. ^ McGlone, Peggy (December 16, 2011). "N.J. state Council on the Arts names Emmy-nominated producer new executive director". Newark Star Ledger. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  8. ^ Editors (July 29, 2015). "Cognoscenti: Thinking That Matters". National Public Radio-Boston. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  9. ^ The Deadline Team (February 1, 2014). "Harvardwood 2014 Writers Competition Winners". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 29, 2015.