SOURCE: Network Foundation Technologies, LLC

December 12, 2008 11:06 ET

President of Network Foundation Technologies Leaves California Film Commission

RUSTON, LA--(Marketwire - December 12, 2008) - Louisiana native Marcus Morton recently left the California Film Commission to focus more attention on his thriving Internet company, Network Foundation Technologies (NFT), based in Ruston, Louisiana. For Morton, a successful movie producer and Internet entrepreneur, it was a bittersweet moment. Morton was originally appointed to the California Film Commission in 2001 by Governor Gray Davis, and then receiving a second appointment, Morton served the last five years under current Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Morton said, "I had been considering leaving the commission since the beginning of this year because of my growing company. I am very proud of my part in the California Film Commission's success over the last seven years and honored that I was appointed and then reappointed, and also that I was able to serve under both Democratic and Republican governors. However, my company, Network Foundation Technologies, has grown so much this last year that I really have very little time to spend anywhere else."

"Marcus was a valuable sounding board and collaborator on the many efforts to push for incentive legislation in Sacramento. I will dearly miss his presence on our board for his commitment, keen insights and passion for the issues," said Amy Lemisch, Director of the California Film Commission.

In a personal letter to Morton, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger thanked Morton for "sharing his talent and knowledge," and said to Morton, "Your service to the state of California has been a terrific contribution and will improve Californians' lives now and for generations to come."

Morton, a graduate of Captain Shreve High School in Shreveport and Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, is the President and co-founder of Network Foundation Technologies, also known as NFT (pronounced "NiFTy"). He is now focusing his energy and expertise toward leading NFT to greater heights during this time when the technology firm is experiencing more growth and driving many technological advances. Morton explained, "After all, in this present economy everyone is looking to the bottom line more than ever, so NFT is really doing great, because of the substantial cost savings that NFT's live streaming technology provides our clients over traditional streaming options."

Morton was Vice President of EMI Records before becoming a successful film producer with an impressive resume in film. In 2004, Morton produced the then #1 film "You Got Served." In parallel to his entertainment career, Morton successfully sold his first Internet start up to EarthLink in 2001.

About Network Foundation Technologies, LLC

Network Foundation Technologies, LLC (NFT: pronounced 'NiFTy') is a name that is quickly becoming synonymous with the online broadcasting of large, live events to worldwide audiences. NFT's patented technology overcomes the scalability and cost bottlenecks associated with online broadcasting, enabling the company to bring large-scale, advertiser-supported, television-style broadcasting to the Internet for the very first time. Please visit NiFTyTV.com for more information.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jay Bowen
    Director, Sales & Marketing
    Network Foundation Technologies, LLC
    2031 King's Hwy., Suite 102
    Shreveport, LA 71103
    phone: 318.213.0190, ext. 1220
    fax: 866.297.9630