Bert Marcus is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bert Marcus Productions ("BMP"), a film finance and production company founded in 2007. Bert has quickly established himself as a pioneer forward-thinking filmmaker with a dynamic, creative vision. Both his filmmaking and fundraising prowess has been featured in exposés in major international publications such as The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA Today, Variety’s prestigious “Dealmakers Impact Report,” as a future media maven and leading industry player to watch, named one of “Hollywood’s New Leaders” of 2013 by Variety and designated a “King of Docs” and “Hollywood Maverick” of 2013 by Details Magazine.
Bert has transformed the documentary feature film world as one of its rising entrepreneurial stars producing break-out documentaries like Teenage Paparazzo and How to Make Money Selling Drugs. Teenage Paparazzo premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010 and was acquired by HBO for domestic distribution on the first night of the festival. The sales representative for international distribution is IM Global. How to Make Money Selling Drugs was sold to Tribeca Films for domestic distribution on the first night of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Lightning Entertainment is the international sales representative for the film. The film premiered on VOD on June 18, 2013, yielding unprecedented sales figures for Tribeca Films, and then debuted theatrically on June 26, 2013.
Further, Bert has written and directed BMP's most recent film and television projects in development, including Champs, which is co-produced by Mike Tyson and features notable actors and filmmakers such as Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Ron Howard and Spike Lee.
In addition to producing, directing and writing, through BMP, Bert has developed an impressive film fund, raising over $15 million from Wall Street, private equity firms, biotech companies, hedge funds and professional athletes. He also raises capital on a project-by-project basis, which allows Bert to finance films from people that are true advocates, genuinely and passionately engaged with the topics of each film. Bert's guiding philosophy is to match innovative, top tier talent and the highest quality equipment and cinematography techniques with the right investors and distributors, so that each investor is connected individually and personally with the project to be a genuine supporter and spokesperson for the work.
BMP continues to expand its presence in the feature documentary world while also branching out into the feature narrative space with a line up of upcoming projects that the company will take part in financing, directing as well as producing.