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Mara L

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Last Login 11/21/2015
Location Jersey City, NJ
Education College Diploma
Status Inactive
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Experience
Summary of Experience
Mara has written and produced 2 feature films: "Detours" is still in post-production while "Surviving Family" is available to rent or buy on iTunes and Amazon Prime.

Mara spent over 30 years in the financial services industry. She specialized in foreign exchange and interest rate hedging; she has worked with small, mid-sized, and Fortune 500 companies.

She is also an avid sports fan, with a particular interest in major league baseball and the NFL.
Specialties
movies, foreign exchange, interest rates
Interests
sports, movies, travel
Education
The New School University Media Studies and Screenwriting, BA

Mara received a BA in Media Studies with a concentration in Screenwriting from New York City's New School University in May 2006.


Brown University political science, none

Mara attended Brown University in Providence, RI for 2 1/2 years. She majored in Political Science but left when she realized that she was no longer interested in attending law school.


Association Memberships
New York Women in Film and Television Sep 2015
Mara is an active member of the New York Women in Film and Television

Dramatists Guild of America Mara is an associate member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

Projects by Industry
Entertainment

Mara has written, produced, and promoted 2 feature films and 6 short movies. She has taken them to more than 30 film festivals around the US and Canada; she has successfully navigated the distribution process to successfully sell her first feature, "Surviving Family." In addition to writing her on blog - "More or Less on Movies" - she is a frequent contributor to filmmaking blogs.

Finance

Mara spent more than 30 years in the financial services industry, where she specialized in foreign exchange and interest rate hedging. She worked for both US and European banks, predominantly in trading rooms, and consulted with both mid-sized and Fortune 100 companies.

Projects by Asset Type
Blog Post

Mara recently started the blog "More or Less on Movies," to help other screenwriters and independent producers to navigate this challenging field. She previously wrote the blog "My Take..." which offered light-hearted commentary on plays, movies, and the film festival experience.

Article

Mara has written several articles for film-related publications, including "Filmmaker Forum." The articles reflect her experiences - the good, the bad, and the ugly - writing, producing, and promoting her movies.

Facebook Post

Mara developed, writes, and manages the Facebook pages for the feature films "Surviving Family" (18k+ fans) and "Detours" (3k+ fans).

Projects By Expertise
Research Writer

Mara's writing skills and experience span a broad range of fields and styles. She has written and produced 2 movies, blogs about her life as a writer and producer, and has written numerous essays, plays, and monologues. She also spent many years in the financial services industry, where she wrote innumerable client reports and presentations.

Projects by Writing Style
Conversational

Mara regularly writes conversational blog posts for her own publications, for publications directed at independent filmmakers, and for several services that pay writers for such posts. She also actively promotes her own movies on their web sites, on film-related blogs and websites,and via social media. Mara is also in demand as a writer of monologues, plays, and screenplays for new directors and producers.

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