Born a fearless spirit, Mary Martin moved to New York as a young Canadian in the 1960's. Starting off working for iconic music manager: Albert Grossman; this trailblazing woman helped shape music history through her involvement with artists like Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle and many more. As this bold Music Maven became a key player in the industry, she continued to break-down barriers and overcome unimaginable obstacles.
Mary’s life is full of extraordinary experiences with some of today’s most celebrated music legends. Music is always relevant, but her influence in the industry is just part of the story. From losing one of her brother’s in an unimaginable murder to Martin surviving rape later in life; all of Mary’s major life experiences echo critical topics and discussions that are currently in the international spotlight. Those subjects include: women’s rights (equal pay, breaking the glass ceiling+), crime survivors' rights, songwriter and musicians being paid what they deserve for their craft (music licensing, Music Modernization Act+), American Football (a favorite of Mary’s), immigration and most importantly: continuing to live life while overcoming the most difficult obstacles.
With production in full swing and a release date set for next year, we are in acute need of sponsors to be able to complete the film and share Mary’s story with the world. Contributions will be used to cover production costs while we finish the remaining interviews in Nashville and beyond + as well as music licensing and other associated costs. All sponsors will be acknowledged in the film credits. Thank you for your support!
A GUIDE TO BEST PRACTICES IN DOCUMENTARY CREDITING
50% OR GREATER: PRESENTATION CREDIT
Applicable to a distributor, broadcaster, company or individual. Affords a static or animated company logo (if applicable) at the top of the film and up to four individual Executive Producer credits in the main titles, if requested.
20% OR GREATER:
IN ASSOCIATION WITH CREDIT
Affords a static or animated company logo (if applicable) at the top of the film and up to two individual Executive Producer credits in the main titles, if requested.
10% OR GREATER:
(1) EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT
Affords a credit in the main titles and a static company logo (if applicable) in the logo section of the end credits.
Financiers who typically invest as a duo (e.g. a married couple or business partners) may be treated as a single entity.
Additional individual Executive Producer credits can each be acquired for a supplemental 2.5% of the total budget.
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT
Affords a credit in the main titles or in the end credits, and affords a static company logo (if applicable) in the logo section of the end credits.
CONTRIBUTING PRODUCER CREDIT
Affords a credit and a static company logo (if applicable) in the logo section of the end credits.
1% – 2.49%:
“THIS FILM WAS MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE SUPPORT OF” OR “ADDITIONAL FUNDING BY”
Affords inclusion in this section of the end credits and/or a static funder/company logo (if applicable) in the logo section of the end credits. Note that this is often the primary section for grant-making organizations.