Anne Marie Murphy, president

{Anne Marie Murphy}

The president of Eastern Script is Anne Marie Murphy, a New England native and long–time resident of Kingston, Ontario. After completing an undergraduate degree cum laude in English Literature from Bowdoin College, she worked at various jobs in the film industry in both Boston and Los Angeles before returning to school, completing a Master’s degree at the UCLA Film School summa cum laude. She opened Eastern Script in 1993. Her 30 years of varied experience in the film and television industries contribute to a strong background for this specialized research work.

  • · clearances, Marshall/Plumb Research Associates in Burbank, CA
    · researcher, Target: Prime Time (Oxford University Press)
    · winner, UCLA’s Plitt Award for “outstanding research/writing on film exhibition history”
    · director, Melnitz Movies, a sneak preview & speakers program of the UCLA Film Archive
    · manager, cinemas and live theatres in Boston, MA, and Austin, TX
    · assistant film booker, New England cinema chain of art houses, multiplexes, drive-ins
    · office manager of a Boston–based educational video production company
    · freelance writer, newspapers in Boston and Los Angeles

Anne Marie visits frequently with clients to discover how the company can improve its offerings. She shares her expertise throughout the year as a speaker at varied venues, including:

  • · National Screen Institute as associate faculty member
    · Canadian Film Centre’s Film Resident Programme
    · Producer’s insurance panel sponsored by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
    · Ontario Media Development Corporation's Producer Internship Program
    · Montreal Film Festival producer’s insurance panel
    · Harvard Square Scriptwriters seminar
    · Queen’s University Department of Film Studies production classes

Here are some unsolicited compliments on her presentations:

  • “Thank you very much for a very informative session! Even after doing clearances on our shows for 8 years, I still learned a lot!”
  • “Obviously very informative but also surprisingly entertaining. Loved the stories you shared.”
  • “Thanks again for your very enlightening session. It was great to hear your stories about the nuances of clearances.”
  • “Thank you SO much for the incredible presentation today—It was a real pleasure! It was the most surprising session (of the bootcamp).”

Anne Marie proudly received a 2010 PayBack Award, given in “recognition of outstanding contribution to CFC productions.”