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Mara L
Writer #12434
Jersey City, NJ
Joined 9/14/2015
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115 Projects
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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.
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movies, foreign exchange, interest rates


sports, movies, travel


Brown University

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.

The New School University

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


75 Projects Completed

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.


8 Projects Completed

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.

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25 Projects Completed

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.


5 Projects Completed

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.

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2 Projects Completed

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

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