About ArtMar Productions
ArtMar Productions was founded in 1996 as a screenwriting consulting/education company. Since then, we have expanded to include film production and filmmaking workshops. To date, we've produced one feature, Caleb's Door,, and several shorts. We have worked with hundreds of script consulting clients (writers, directors and producers), and produced several seminars on film production and screenwriting.
Marilyn Horowitz is a NYU professor, writer, producer, writing coach, and script doctor. She won the New York University Award for Teaching Excellence in 2004. Marilyn hosts two seminars per year on the “Creative Business of Screenwriting” for New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT). Marilyn was the script consultant and associate producer on The Reawakening, an independent feature film produced under the auspices of the ABC New Talent Development Scholarship Grant.
Marilyn’s private writing students have gone on to sell scripts to Miramax, HBO, Hallmark Entertainment, and ABC, as well as gained admittance to the AFI Graduate Writing Program, Sundance Writers Lab, and the IFP Market’s No Borders Forum. Marilyn’s students have also won the 2002 and 2003 NYWIFT Screenplay Contests, placed highly in the Nicholl Fellowship, and were finalists in the Slamdance Film Festival and Austin Film Festival script competitions.
Marilyn has contributed articles to Screenwriter, Hollywood Scriptwriter, and Script Magazine, and has taught screenwriting seminars for New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT), Film/Video Arts, WGA East, Independent Feature Project (IFP), HBO/Montage Entertainment, and the Lake Placid Film Festival. She is also the author of How to Write a Screenplay in Ten Weeks and Pushing the Script Towards Greatness, the workbooks used in her NYU classes.
Arthur has more than 10 years of film and television production experience, four of them as a line producer, producer, and director. He recently wrote and directed Caleb’s Door, an independent feature.
He has also line produced or production managed nine feature films, including Windows, which premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival (and which he also post-supervised), and Rock the Paint, which premiered at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival (also post supervised). Other line producer/production manager credits include Racing Daylight, a supernatural love story starring David Strathairn and Melissa Leo; Company K, a World War I film based on the Frederick March novel; The Reawakening, directed by Native American Diane Fraher (Osage), which is currently touring festivals; and The Empty Hands, an independent martial arts film.
He’s also line produced and produced second-unit shoots, industrials, music videos, and several short films, which have screened at various festivals (IFP’s Buzz Cuts, Lake Placid Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, Palm Springs International, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Georgetown, African American Women in Cinema).
Prior to line producing, Arthur worked on features, documentaries, and shorts, in just about every department, for ABC, NBC, the Shooting Gallery, Montage Entertainment, the Knitting Factory, and various independent production companies in the New York City area.
Arthur is currently producing The Fixer, an independent comedy co-written and co-produced by Marilyn Horowitz, and directed by co-writer Rick Mowat. The Fixer is slated to go into production in mid 2007.
Arthur has written several spec science fiction scripts, including Alienhood (finalist, 2006 Shriekfest Sci-Fi/Horror Festival), Chaos and Desire (finalist, Writer’s Place 2005 Screenplay Competition), and The Investigator (finalist, 2005 Shriekfest).
Arthur has written articles on budgeting and post for Indie Slate and Student Filmmakers magazine, and has guest lectured at New York University and the School of Visual Arts. He holds a B.F.A. in Film and Television Production from New York University.