Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Judge's Profile - Marla Cukor

Marla Cukor is president of L.R. FILMS, INC., a NYC-area based filmmaking/write-for-hire company. As well, she is also the Vice President of the New Jersey Screenwriter's Network, where screenwriter's can receive advice on their work and  strategy on how to sell it.

An award-winning writer and screenwriter, Ms. Cukor is currently working concurrently on several for-hire and spec projects, including "Invisible Witness," a full-length screenplay she was recently hired to write by Likeminded Entertainment. (   

Her full-length feature script, SIN AND VENGEANCE" (adapted from the best-selling book of the same name) is currently in pre-production in Boston, MA.  (website of the film, here: In cooperation with Exit 131 productions, Marla wrote and directed the short film, THE INTERVIEW, which is currently in post-production. Her short thriller, THE MASQUERADE was shot in the summer of 2006, starring "Malcolm in the Middle" star Chris Masterson, and has been presented at dozens of juried film festivals across the US. View a trailer  

In February 2007, she optioned her horror film, THANKSGIVING DAY.  Her recent thriller LOSING DAYLIGHT,  (a Quarterfinalist in the 2006 Nicholl's Fellowship contest and Finalist in the 2006 prestigious LaFemme Film Festival) is currently under consideration at several production companies and has been optioned twice. Marla is currently vice president of the New Jersey Screenwriter's Network.   She has been a professional journalist/writer for over 15 years in the entertainment biz and is a staff writer at the weekly entertainment magazine, In Touch Weekly magazine. 

She is repped by Kathy Muraviov of The Muraviov Agency in LA,  as well as with Abrams Artists in NYC/LA, and attorney Rick Genow of Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson and Binder.

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