Bio: Mr. Marten, a native of New York City, received his undergraduate degree in East Asian Studies from Vassar College and a law degree from Benjamin Cardozo School of Law. He specialized in the fields of entertainment and general corporate law, representing such producers & directors as Edward S. Pressman, Gordon Hessler, James Toback, and Igo Kantor. He has handled the acquisition of motion picture and allied rights to literary properties, contracting of talent, arranged distribution in the theatrical, television, and video media in the United States and overseas, assisted in securing bank and investor financing for motion picture and television projects, and participated in the formulation of co-production agreements. In 1985, Mr. Marten oversaw the establishment of Atlantic Film Studios, Virginia’s first motion picture production facility, officially inaugurated in 1989 by the Hon. Gerald Baliles, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. He also served as President of the Atlantic Entertainment Group, a motion picture production and distribution company. Mr. Marten was a founder of Norfolk’s 2nd Story Theatre and of Star Circle Pictures where he produced the award-winning short film Samaritan and the feature Player’s Joy. He is the author of two original screenplays, WHITE BUFFALO: An American Prophecy and General Two-Gun.
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