In Production

Tanya Marten, President

As an independent producer, Ms. Marten is facile at wearing many hats including writer, producer, director, editor, arts manager and actor. She has managed and worked with theatre and film companies in Los Angeles, NYC and Chicago, including Walt Disney Studios, Crystal Sky Productions, the Creative Acting Company, and the Actors Repertory Theatre, where she continues to serve as Managing Director.

 

As an actress, Ms. Marten’s stage credits include Maria in The Sound of Music, Peg, Supernormal Clutches, Yelena in Uncle Vanya, Gwen in Fifth of July, Sarah in Guys & Dolls, Sister Mary Amnesia in Nunsense, and Elizabeth in Richard III.  Among her TV/Film credits are Bowser Makes a Movie, Ed Wood, Clear and Present Danger, Hollywood & Vine, Sex In The City and Brooklyn Bridge.

 

Ms. Marten studied at Carnegie-Mellon University, the University of Maryland, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London and has an M.F.A. from Brandeis University. 

Ms. Marten is the author of Euphoric Tendencies, an erotic romantic comedy which had its world premiere Off Broadway, in NYC, in March, 2008. The film version of Euphoric Tendencies, currently in development with Soular Films, is scheduled to begin production in late 2018.


Ms. Marten is also the co-screenwriter of Soular Film's current production, The Reel Life, which she will also be directing.


Jonathan Marten, Vice President

Mr. Marten has an extensive background as producer, writer, director, actor and teacher.  Primarily East Coast-based, he has worked with and for Atlantic Film Studios, where he was a key figure in the development of what became the first motion picture studio built in the state of Virginia, Atlantic Entertainment, the Creative Acting Company, and the Actors Repertory Theatre, where he continues to serve as Artistic Director.

 

As a stage director, Mr. Marten has more than 50 productions to his directorial credit, including productions of Standing On My Knees, the East Coast premiere of Supernormal Clutches, Social Security, Tomfoolery, Blood Ties, The Birds Do It (which he also wrote), Manly Men: An Evening Chock Full of Lies and Testosterone (which he also starred in for the NYC run of the production), Supernormal Clutches and the world premiere of Player's Joy, which he also restaged for the film version.  As a film director, his erotic short, The Line Between — which he both wrote and directed — was selected for inclusion in both the Cinekink NY Festival of Erotic Film, as well as NYC’s Chashama Film Festival. 

 

Mr. Marten has taught acting and offered seminars for companies around the country including New York, Virginia, Maryland and Chicago.  As an actor, his stage credits include the roles of Lenny Bruce, in Lenny; Arnold Epstein in Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues; Mozart in Amadeus; Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream; and his award-winning role as Roy Cohn in Angels In America: Millennium Approaches.  

His TV/Film credits include Spin City, In The Balance, Eddie, Celebrity, Stepmom, the indie films Remedy and Eyes of the Roshi (opposite Eric Roberts), and a recurring role on the ABC soap, The Edge of Night, Mr. Marten is creator and co-author of the screenplay for The Reel Life, a satire of the film industry, which Soular Films is producing in association with Wave4M Studios..

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