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Nov 11, 2022

Hello, Hello! In this episode, we have a conversation with the Executive Vice President of Rolling Pictures and Producer Mark Maxey. We talk about his films, ‘Space Oddity,’ ‘As They Made Us,’ and ‘Rare Objects,’ his relationship with Snuffy Walden, the subject of his documentary, ‘Up To Snuff,’ the types of films he likes to produce, how he accesses a screenplay, how to create proper financing structure, and so much more. Enjoy!


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Mark Maxey is an Emmy award-winning producer and Executive Vice President of Rolling Pictures - a motion picture company delivering development, packaging, production, and editorial services for film and television. Recent feature films include Space Oddity starring Kevin Bacon, Madeline Brewer, and Carrie Preston, directed by Kyra Sedgwick; the dramatic feature As They Made Us starring Dustin Hoffman, Candice Bergen, Dianna Agron, and Simon Helberg, directed by Mayim Bialik; Rare Objects directed by and starring Katie Holmes with Alan Cumming and Derek Luke; and the documentary feature Up to Snuff which Maxey wrote, directed and produced, featuring Aaron Sorkin, Martin Sheen, Tom Arnold, Timothy Busfield, Ed Asner, Lawrence O’Donnell, and W.G. Snuffy Walden. Other film credits include Beyond Sixty, Soul Prison, and Senior Entourage.

Maxey is a member of the Producers Guild of America, Television Academy, and Documentary Producers Alliance. Maxey is co-founder and chairman emeritus of the Washington West Film Festival, the only film festival to donate 100% of box office proceeds to help an area of need in the community. Maxey serves on the boards of Women in Film & Video, Artistic Fuel Foundation, and the Rock & Roll for Children Foundation, benefiting families fighting pediatric cancer at the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health.