Marlon Schulman – Founder, CEO
Marlon W. Schulman’s leadership in creating targeted, revenue-producing communities within the entertainment industry is enhanced by his intuition and passion. As an entrepreneurial producer and attorney, his specialty is the creation of diverse profit-driven entertainment products and services through innovatively conceived integration of proven strategies with new technologies.
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He has successfully completed numerous and profitable entrepreneurial initiatives, both within major entertainment companies (Bandai Entertainment, Orion Pictures, AECG), as well as in his independent and partnership entities (Wednesday Morning Productions, Realbuzz Studios, Libertas Law Group).
Those projects were created to serve de-centralized, under-served, and in certain cases, un-recognized interest groups, resulting in new audiences and on-going revenue centers.
Early recognition of voids in the marketplace is key to his approach. Before anime was widely recognized in the US, he formed an on-line, global community of avid fans with Anime Village for Bandai; with ground-breaking, value-reinforcement series of manga graphic novels, he addressed the otherwise-ignored concerns of young, mostly female, faith based readers; by shepherding Opus 1 Music Library’s entry into new mobile technology, he led a generation-old business into the digital age.
His active, strategic stance at the crossroads of new technology, law, business and the creative arts has led to the generation of hundreds of millions of dollars in fresh revenue and the establishment of long-running revenue streams in the entertainment industry.
An attorney for over 33 years and avid traveler, Marlon lives in Los Angeles (but remains proud to have be born and raised in Brooklyn) with his amazing wife, the founder of NDH Search (a boutique executive search firm for architects and designers world-wide) and his even more amazing daughter.
Brian Herskowitz – Chief Creative Officer
Brian Herskowitz is a veteran Hollywood producer, writer, and director of feature films, TV series and digital series. He is the author of the best-selling book, Process to Product: A Practical Guide to Screenwriting and is a faculty member at the Boston University of Los Angeles’ graduate degree program, Writer in Hollywood.
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His TV credits include series writing for BLOSSOM on NBC; HBO’s DREAM ON, CBS's TOUR OF DUTY; MURDER, SHE WROTE; and the syndicated series, HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNIES. He co-wrote the FOX pilot, MANTIC, with SEINFELD’s Jason Alexander and also line-directed the Candace Buschnell web series, THE BROADROOM, starring Jenny Garth, Jennifer Esposito and Talia Balsam.
Brian’s film credits include writing and directing the award-winning short, ODESSA OR BUST, starring Red Buttons, Jason Schwartzman and Jason Alexander and documentaries on domestic abuse victims,1736: SOMEWHERE TO TURN, and story of new divorcee going through hard economic times, JOANNE.
As a producer, Brian's feature credits include: UNTIL SOMEONE GETS HURT, and TIO PAPI, both of which he co-wrote, BUCKY AND THE SQUIRRELS, directed by Allen Katz (MAS*H) and MUSICAL CHAIRS directed by Susan Seidelman (DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN).
He is an active voice-over artist including hundreds of hours on the classic horror shows BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and TRUE BLOOD. He is currently directing and writing several HEF-supported projects including SHE FEEDS, THE WHANGDOODLE, and IDENTITY THEFT.
A fifth degree black belt in Judo, Brian is the 2016 World Master Champion in Judo and the 2013 Pan American Champion in Jujitsu. He lives in Los Angeles, is married to actress Gina Hecht (Mork and Mindy), and has two amazing daughters.
Anthony Timpone - Senior V.P.
Anthony "Tony" Timpone served as Fangoria editor-in-chief from 1987-2010 before moving on to manage the company’s VOD and DVD divisions. As a Co-Host/Producer, Timpone worked on Fangoria Radio for Sirius XM Satellite Radio for four years and was the Producer/Interviewer for Fangoria TV’s SCREAMOGRAPHY series.
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Film: Timpone helped guide the first three Fangoria feature films to the screen: Mindwarp (starring Bruce Campbell and Angus Scrimm), CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT (with Karen Black) and SEVERED TIES (with Oliver Reed and Elke Sommer), all released by Columbia TriStar Home Video. Television: Timpone served as an Associate Producer to Bravo’s widely successful 100 SCARIEST MOVIE MOMENTS in 2004, a five-hour documentary miniseries. Timpone was a Co-Producer of cable’s FUSE/FANGOIA CHAINSAW AWARDS and a Consulting Producer to the nationally syndicated HORROR HALL OF FAME special and served on the award show’s Board of Directors. He has also worked as a horror and development consultant to Universal New Media, Vestron Pictures and Media Home Entertainment. Festivals: Timpone programmed movies for the international horror/fantasy festival Dylan Dog in Milan, Italy and the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, Canada. Since 1998, Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival has engaged him as Co-Director of International Programming. Timpone also programs movies for genre website Dread Central’s national horror movie screening series. Horror expert: Timpone has been a frequent media spokesman for the industry, making appearances on over 100 TV and radio shows, DVD supplements and documentaries, including NIGHTLINE, GERALDO, HOWARD STERN, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, SHOWBIZ TODAY, E!, MTV, CBS EVENING NEWS, SYFY, ANIMAL PLANET and many more. Besides making personal appearances at haunted house theme parks and lecturing at colleges/universities throughout the U.S., Timpone was the Master of Ceremonies and Co-Producer of the popular Fangoria Weekend of Horrors conventions for over 25 years. He now tackles those same duties for LA’s Monsterpalooza conventions. Journalist: Well-respected in the industry, Timpone has interviewed the masters of horror from Dario Argento to Rob Zombie, for print, radio and TV. Non-genre celebrity interviewees included Quentin Tarantino, Mel Brooks, Antonio Banderas and Michael Douglas, to name just a few. Literary: Timpone is the author of MEN, MAKEUP, AND MONSTERS (St. Martin’s Press). In addition, he edited Fangoria’s 100 BEST HORROR MOVIES YOU'VE NEVER SEEN Seen (Crown); FANGORIA COVER TO COVER (Cemetery Dance); FANGORIA VAMPIRES (HarperPrism); FANGORIA MASTERS OF THE DARK: STEPHAN KING AND CLIVE BARKER (HarperPrism) and FANGORIA'S BEST HORROR FILMS (Crescent Books). Timpone is also a contributor to several horror anthologies and has written liner notes for special edition DVDs, many of which he also produced special features for as well.
Peter Flood - Director of Development
Peter Flood is a story analyst with fifteen years experience in both development and acquisitions for Buena Vista Motion Picture Group (Walt Disney Studios, Universal Pictures, Miramax & National Geographic Films. Peter is a Union Script Analyst – amongst the rarest in that celebrated profession.
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He was story consultant on both (true story) ‘LONE SURVIVOR’ (Universal Pictures 2014) and (no story) ‘BATTLESHIP’ (Universal Pictures 2012) That film was a high value lesson on what can go wrong with a marketing idea, make-it-up-as-you-go-along mega-movie disaster.
Prior to Disney, Peter survived twenty-five years of professional theater in New York as a Director, Script Doctor, Acting Teacher and Coach to celebrity and non-celebrity actors. He produced on Broadway in association with the Shubert Organization and directed in New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Rome and taught ‘acting for directors’ as adjunct faculty at the Tisch School, NYU Graduate School of Film & Television and the New School for Social Research.
In 1991, he brought then unknown writer/director Quentin Tarantino and unknown producer Lawrence Bender (A Band Apart) to Harvey Keitel for the making of ‘RESEVOIR DOGS’ and continued in an advisory capacity to the production through the start of principal photography.
Peter is a member of the Screen Editor’s Guild and the Actors Studio Playwright & Director Units in New York (Elia Kazan, Arthur Penn) and in Los Angeles (Mark Rydell, Martin Landau, Paul Mazursky).
Peter grew up in Fort Worth and was educated by St Mark’s School of Texas, Oberlin College, Syracuse University, Joseph Campbell (Manhattan seminars on Carl Jung ‘Symbols Of Transformation’, three years as a Military Historian to Fifth Corps US Army Europe and two total immersion trips to INDIA (1977,1979).