Brent Baum is a film director / producer based in Los Angeles. His experience in the motion picture business encompasses the development, production, financing, distribution and sale of over a dozen movies, some of which include: The Wedding Planner, Eye of the Beholder, Drowning Mona and Thomas and the Magic Railroad.
From 1997-2002, Baum was President and Chief Operating Officer of Destination Films. As a founder of the company, Baum pioneered an innovative financial structure and unique business strategy to raise over $100 million of initial operating capital and in its second year of operations Destination generated $75 million in revenues.
Prior to founding Destination Films, Baum was Vice President, corporate strategic planning at DreamWorks. He was a member of the initial start-up team responsible for creating and implementing DreamWorks’ ten-year strategic plan to build a competitive movie studio. He previously worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions group at Smith Barney Shearson and in similar investment banking capacities with Citibank and CS First Boston (Tokyo, Japan). Mr. Baum also worked for the United States Information Agency in Tokyo, Japan.
Mr. Baum earned his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; a Master of Arts, International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania; and a Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, from BYU.
Veteran editor / producer Shaw has worked in a variety of formats - including feature films, television, documentaries and commercials. As Editor, feature credits include “Homeward Bound; The Incredible Journey”, “Buddy”, “Little Giants” and a host of independents. TV credits include “Twin Peaks”, the inaugural trio of film offerings for MTV Original Films and four pilots that went to series for CBS, TNT, MTV and The CW. A four series run with Steven Bochco saw Shaw progress to producer on TNT’s “Raising The Bar.”
Documentary work includes includes “Everest ER”, “What The Bleep Do We Know”, the Sundance nominee “Dirt; The Movie” and “Wings of Life” for Disneynature.
Large Format / IMAX and IMAX 3D offerings include, “T-Rex: Back To The Cretaceous”, “Siegfried & Roy; The Magic Box”, “Mystic India” (domestic India version), “China; The Panda Adventure”, “Sea Monsters”, “Journey To The South Pacific” and “Mysteries Of The Unseen World”
As a 3D producer, Shaw has worked with RealD since the companies inception in 2003, functioning as their independent producer of 3D marketing content.
In 2010 he co-founded 3D boutique – The Faktion – which produces and posts 3D commercials, music videos and trailers. Brand clients include – Nintendo, Samsung, Scion, Red Bull Records, VUE cinemas and Cinemark.
3D producer / editor credits include spots for American Family Insurance, Ford and Coca-Cola.
Matthew Marsden is an accomplished British actor seen in films such as Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down, Transformers:Revenge Of The Fallen, Rambo, Resident Evil-Extinction, Bounty Killer and the film adaptation of the classic novel Atlas Shrugged. As a young actor, Matthew quickly rose to prominence in the popular UK television series, Coronation Street in his role as Chris Collins.
Marsden won the "Most Popular Newcomer Award" at the National Television Awards (1997) for his performance on the series. In 1998, the actor recorded the hit single, "She's Gone," with Destiny's Child, and his debut single, "The Heart's Lone Desire," was also a hit. Marsden was soon cast in lead roles in several television movies and feature films, including Shiner (opposite Michael Caine), Madso's War, Helen of Troy and Anacondas:The Hunt For The Blood Orchid. Marsden also has extensive television credits which include roles on NCIS, CSI Miami, The Ghost Whisperer, Nikita and Two And A Half Men.
Born in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England, Marsden is an avid writer, reader and athlete. He learned to race motorbikes from former world champion Ron Haslam and trained to box by former WBC super-middleweight world champion Richie Woodhall. He is a black-belt in Tae Kwon Do, holds a PADI Dive Master certification, and is an active supporter of the United States Military.