Producer / Director
Ethan Marten is President and CEO of Light Age Films and co-Founder of Star Circle Pictures. Besides directing and producing WHITE BUFFALO: An American Prophecy, he produced the action-drama Eyes of the Roshi starring Eric Roberts and Grandmaster Adam Nguyen. Currently, Mr. Marten is currently developing the suspense drama, Lost April, and the vampire gothic, The Perfect Breed. He is a producer for Wave4M Studios and is involved in pre-production of the comedy The Reel Life.
Since 2009, Mr. Marten has produced and/or executive produced three television series (17 episodes), and six motion pictures, including the sci-fi thriller Atlantis Down. Mr. Marten was VP of Marketing for Atlantic Film Studios, Virginia’s first full-service motion Picture studio, and for Atlantic Entertainment Inc., distributor of such films as What Ever Happened To...? starring Lynn and Vanessa Redgrave, In The Deep Woods, starring Anthony Perkins, and Our Sons, starring Hugh Grant, Julie Andrews and Ann-Margret. Mr. Marten also served as Artistic Director of Norfolk’s acclaimed 2nd Story Theatre. As an actor, he has been featured as John Todd, Jr. in the PBS episode of Dolly Madison on The American Experience; John Taylor in First Landing for ABC Family; Irving Berlin in George Lucas’ Young Indiana Jones Chronicles for ABC Television; in Hollywood Pictures’ Eddie; and as The Hitman in Eyes of the Roshi.
Richard S. Marten
Producer / Screenwriter
Mr. Marten, a native of New York City, is a graduate of Vassar College and Benjamin Cardozo School of Law. He practiced law from 1980 through 1984, specializing in the fields of entertainment and general corporate law, representing such producers & directors as Edwards Pressman, Gordon Hessler, James Toback, and Igo Kantor. He has handled the acquisition of motion picture and allied rights to literary properties, contracting of talent, arranged distribution in the theatrical, television, and video media in the United States and overseas, assisted in securing bank and investor financing for motion picture and television projects, and participated in the formulation of co-production agreements. In 1985, Mr. Marten oversaw the establishment of Atlantic Film Studios, Virginia’s first motion picture production facility, officially inaugurated in 1989 by the Hon. Gerald Baliles, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. He also served as President of the Atlantic Entertainment Group, a motion picture production and distribution company.
Mr. Marten was a founder of Norfolk’s 2nd Story Theatre and of Star Circle Pictures where he produced the award-winning short film Samaritan and the feature Player’s Joy.
He is the author of two original screenplays, WHITE BUFFALO: An American Prophecy and General Two-Gun.
Joshua M. Levy
Joshua Levy was born in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Levy received his undergraduate and Masters degrees from the University of Oregon and his doctorate with honors from the California Institute of Technology. In addition to his scientific background, Dr. Levy has been active in finance, with particular emphasis in the areas of communications and entertainment. During the course of his career, Dr. Levy has formed close relationships with executives at the highest level of international financial institutions, including Citibank and Salomon Smith Barney, as well as numerous major communications and entertainment organizations. Dr. Levy resided in Beijing for several years and is responsible for developing relationships within the Chinese entertainment industry and with ministries of the Central Government of China for co-production.