MARC SMOLOWITZ - Executive Director and Board Chair


Marc Smolowitz is a multi-award winning director, producer and
executive producer with 25 years of experience across all aspects of
the entertainment and media business. His career focus has been
powerful social issue filmmaking across all genres. His long list of
credits includes films that have screened at top-tier festivals –
Sundance, Berlinale, AFI Docs, IDFA, Tokyo, Melbourne, among others –
and been released worldwide theatrically, across all forms of
television, and on VOD/Digital. Select titles including: “The Nine”
(Producer, 2016), “Buried Above Ground” (Producer, 2015), “Desert
Migration” (Producer, 2015), “Black Is Blue” (Producer, 2014), “Heaven
Adores You” (Producer, 2014), “Havana Curveball” (Exec. Producer,
2014), “The Campaign” (Producer, 2013), “Keep The Promise: The Global
Fight Against AIDS,” narrated by Margaret Cho (Director/Producer,
2013), “The Power Of Two” (Director/Producer, 2011) “Still Around”
(Exec. Producer/Collaborating Director, 2011), “The Weather
Underground” (Producer, 2003), “Trembling Before G-d” (Producer,
2001). In recent years, he was the Producer at TellyTopia, a Silicon
Valley start up specializing in interactive television, IP-TV and VOD
products for cable & satellite companies. In the 1990s, he was widely
known as the President & Founder of Turbulent Arts — a boutique,
indie film distribution and sales company based in San Francisco that
ranked as the 26th largest film company in North America, 14th among
independents, at its peak in 1998. Today, he works full-time as an
independent filmmaker, while maintaining a thriving consulting
practice called 13th Gen that guides filmmakers through key stages of
development, fundraising, production, post, completion, and