“The mission of Bert Marcus Film is to craft distinct,
vibrant and thought-provoking films that deliver socially impactful stories through
an entertaining lens.”
- Bert Marcus, CEO of Bert Marcus Film
Founded in 2017, Bert Marcus Film is a unique and distinctive feature film financier and production company specializing in high-quality, commercially impactful, character driven narrative feature films that focus on exploring new stories and voices.
The company is building out a robust slate of content, which includes Ophelia (Sundance 2018), starting Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts, and Bull (forthcoming early 2019).
The company was born out of the highly successful track record and team of Bert Marcus Productions.
Bert Marcus is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BMP. Bert has quickly established himself as a pioneer forward-thinking filmmaker with a dynamic, creative vision. Not only has Bert produced all of the company’s ventures, but made his directorial debut with “Champs” and is following up that dynamic success with “What We Started,” slated for release in March 2018, and a groundbreaking social media documentary, also slated to release in 2018.
Both his filmmaking and fundraising prowess has been featured in exposés in major international publications such as The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA Today, Variety’s prestigious “Dealmakers Impact Report,” as a future media maven and leading industry player to watch, named one of “Hollywood’s New Leaders” by Variety and a “King of Doc” in the Details Magazine “Hollywood Mavericks Issue.”
Prior to founding Bert Marcus Productions, Bert got his start in the entertainment industry at the age of sixteen in radio with Clear Channel Communications in his hometown of Los Angeles. Bert received his undergraduate degree from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.
Cassandra (Cassie) Thornton, J.D. is the COO, GC and a producer at Bert Marcus Productions and a Managing Member and Co-founder of Bert Marcus Film. Cassie is responsible for overseeing and facilitating deal flow and production, increasing business development, project sourcing and managing the day-to-day operations of the company.
Since starting at Bert Marcus Productions in 2012, Cassie has supervised and directed the production, creative direction, sale, delivery, negotiations, marketing and strategy of all of the company’s films and their releases.
Cassie received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and her law degree cum laude from Fordham University School of Law.