Marilyn R. Atlas is a Talent/Literary Manager, Producer, and Owner of Marilyn Atlas Management based in Los Angeles.
Among her credits as film producer are "Real Women Have Curves" for HBO, which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, "A Certain Desire," starring Sam Waterston, and "Echoes," which won the Gold Award at the Texas International Film Festival. She produced a movie for Lifetime, based on a YA book, airing in summer 2014, titled "The Choking Game."
In live theater, Marilyn co-produced the West Coast premiere of the musical "God Bless You Mr. Rosewater" by Ashman and Menken (the writers of both "Enchanted" and "Tangled"). She also co-produced the Ovation award-winning play "To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday," which was made into a film starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Peter Gallagher, amongst other plays. She was involved in several writers' debut books for HarperCollins, Grand Central Publishing, and Source Books.
Marilyn is a member of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers. She has long been committed to projects that celebrate diversity and the dimensional female protagonists. She has spoken at various colleges, film festivals, and industry events on creating three-dimensional, non-stereotypical characters. She is the co-author of a relationship-based, screenwriting guide called "Dating Your Character," about an organic approach to character creation for Stairway Press's Summer 2015 catalog. She is also featured in the book "Write Now!" from Penguin/Tarcher.
Marilyn loves to travel and has been to over 55 countries.
This VIP has been a special guest at Studio For Performing Arts LA in the past.