Bert Marcus is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bert Marcus Productions LLC (“BMP”). BMP has been financing and producing transformative documentary feature films that have reimagined the demographic, pace, quality and content of the genre. Bert and BMP have a powerful track record of award winning, breakthrough festival hits including: Teenage Paparazzo(Sundance Film Festival 2010 / HBO), How to Make Money Selling Drugs (Toronto International Film Festival 2012 / Tribeca Films / highest grossing film Tribeca has released) (featuring 50 Cent and Eminem) and the critically acclaimed film, Champs(Tribeca Film Festival 2014 / Released theatrically in March 2015) (featuring and produced by Mike Tyson).
Bert and BMP also have multiple films in the pipeline including a genre-defining social media documentary that is the first of its kind, What We Started, which will premiere at the LA Film Festival in June 2017. Other films in production include a documentary about the Apollo Theater, which is directed by Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams and produced by Academy Award nominated Lee Daniels (Empire, The Butler) and an astonishing film about social media and it’s impact on fame, which includes some of the biggest names in social media today.
In addition, both Bert’s filmmaking and fundraising prowess has been featured in exposés in major international publications such as The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and USA Today. Bert was named in Variety’s prestigious “Dealmakers Impact Report” as a leading industry player to watch and was also selected as one of “Hollywood’s New Leaders” by Variety. He was designated a “King of Docs” and a “Hollywood Maverick” by Details magazine, one of its most prestigious honors of the year.
BMP’s mission is to craft distinct, vibrant and thought-provoking films that deliver socially impactful stories through an entertaining lens with the highest quality filmmaking techniques and A-list talent (other past cast members include: Mark Wahlberg, Ron Howard, Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Usher, Ed Sheeran, Susan Sarandon, Matt Damon and many more).
Bert has also recently closed on a film fund for narrative feature films, which will begin producing and financing high-quality independent films as early as the summer of 2017.