Paul Emami is an accomplished filmmaker with over 400 commercial and television credits. He is the founder and president of Marker Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based film production company.
Mr. Emami’s directing credits include projects for clients such as McDonald’s, Honda and Coca-Cola. He is represented domestically and internationally as a commercial director. Most recently, Mr. Emami produced and served as director of photography on the 2005 thriller “Lost,” starring Dean Cain, Danny Trejo and Ashley Scott. In addition, he wrote and directed the short film “Niche,” which garnered many accolades at film festivals around the country. He is currently developing the feature film “Genuine Imitation,” loosely based on this film.
Mr. Emami is a graduate of USC and has been a guest speaker at Chapman University, UCLA, CSUF and USC. Mr. Emami has been recognized with many prestigious directing awards, including the Telly Award, Golden Angle Award, CAPA Awards, Aurora Excellence In Commercial Awards, and Monitor Directing Award. Mr. Emami has also been recognized by the Association of Independent Commercial Producers/AICP, The New York Film Festival Advertising Awards and, most recently, The London International Advertising Awards for his work on the Nokia mobile phones campaign.
Paul Emami is a communicator in every sense of the word, communicating to cast, crew and -- most importantly -- to the audience. He is a director who not only has full command of the storytelling process, but completely understands actors and works freely with them.
As a senior at Georgetown, Mr. Mikovits became the youngest executiveproducer in the country when he created and funded the nationally syndicated College Football Magazine. Twenty-six episodes of the popular weekly college football review show aired on all affiliates of Fox Sports Net across the country. The show featured a weekly recap of the weekend in football, in-studio guests, phone interviews and a weekly feature story in which the Mik on the Move visited with top players and coaches such as Peyton Manning, Warrick Dunn, Lou Holtz, Frank Beamer and Gary Barnett to name a few. Although, he prefers to stay behind the camera, Mr. Mikovits decided to handle the traveling duties when his former feature producer, Melissa Stark ABC Monday Night Football sideline reporter and current NBC News correspondent was hired away by ESPN. Midway through the season of the Magazine, a local newspaper article referred to Mr. Mikovits as the next Rupert Murdoch. Tom is also currently overseeing eleven film and television projects in the development phase and three television shows in production including Air Force Elite.
While most people don’t know what they want to do until later on in life, as a child Shannon Murphy ran around taking photos of his Godzilla toys in order to create a slide presentation of them as a story. His love for visual storytelling led him to create over 50 short films and acceptance into the School of Cinema/Television at the University of Southern California.The summer before graduation, Mr. Murphy produced his first feature film “Finding Interest” which starred Tim Quill and Matthias Hues. After graduating with honors, he completed two more feature films. The first of which, “Beach House,” starred Chris Hardwick, Brooke Langton, and Dalton James. The second film was “Art House” and starred Chris Hardwick and Adam Carolla. “Art House” went on to become an official selection of the HBO Aspen Comedy Arts Festival. In addition to the features, Mr. Murphy’s experience also encompasses writing, directing, and producing numerous promotional videos including the 686 snowboard apparel company’s Reclaim Project, independent television pilots, and working on 3 Ball’s reality pilot “The Gift.” Most recently, Mr. Murphy has completed production of the feature “The Witches of Oz” starring Christopher Lloyd, Sean Astin and Mia Sara.
Producer and “Media Maven”
Producer and “Media Maven” for Marker Entertainment as well as the creator of the multi-platform series, LifeBites, as well as the co-creator and host of the new TV series, “Life, Inspired.” With over 15 years of extensive experience in communications, production, promotions, branding, marketing and advertising through her work in all aspects of media – TV, radio, print, DVD and new media.
Nina started in radio as a top 40 disc-jockey in Los Angeles. By the age of 21, she moved into television as a VJ and TV reporter. After doing a little 20-something soul searching, Nina expanded into promotions, marketing and television advertising, creating packages for cable networks. She was employed by The Box Music Cable Network (MTV2), a division of Viacom, Inc. and became responsible for the entire west coast sales and development in charge of all entertainment business from the creation of movie segments to advertising deals.
At the height of the Internet Nina jumped into the digital world, by bridging lifestyle and entertainment, she started her own multimedia company, LifeBites Media, (LBM). She has been expanding into other media, producing and hosting over 30 celebrity TV segments, 50 radio shows/segments for companies like the Hallmark TV channel, Sirius Satellite Radio and AOL as well as cell phone and podcast content. Nina is one of the original innovators of “bite” size content.
As part of Storytellerz, Nina brings a wealth of opportunity and media savvy experience. Her niche from developing concepts from the inside out, can insure that your “story” is being authentically told and maximized throughout your entire production and/or campaign. “Its your story, now tell the world.”
Jennifer keeps us running smoothly interacting with our vendors and clients on all financial Matters. Jennifer has served as Controller, Finance Manager and Director of Finance for some of the largest firms in America. Jennifer holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BA from the University of San Francisco.