DeMartino retired as Senior Vice President, American Film Institute in 2010 to form Nick DeMartino Consulting, a strategic development consultancy based in Los Angeles. DeMartino holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Louisville and a Master of Arts in Media Studies from Antioch College. As an award-winning documentary television producer, DeMartino has produced television documentaries on nuclear power, abortion, and primetime comedy, among others. For the Labor Institute of Public Affairs, a media production and distribution unit for organized labor, DeMartino developed and managed a $20 million advertising and communications program, teleconferences, training programs and a cable television service. DeMartino subsequently founded the Washington Community Video Center and TeleVISIONS Magazine. As principal staff writer for the Carnegie Commission on the Future of Public Broadcasting, wrote their report and follow-up study titled Keeping PACE with the New Television.