CARL D. WHITE (Leader)
Carl D. White is a Tony Award-winning entertainment producer and general manager, who began his career at the age of eighteen, when he founded the acclaimed Golden Theatre in Los Angeles in 1987. Following his tenure at The Golden, Carl relocated to New York to work for MCA/Universal Pictures and legendary producer/agent Stevie Phillips. He quickly followed that position with an Associate Company Manager position on the pre-Broadway tour of the musical BUSKER ALLEY by the Sherman Brothers (celebrated composers of many Disney musicals, including MARY POPPINS), which was produced by the infamous producing team, Barry and Fran Weissler (CHICAGO, PIPPIN). Following BUSKER, Carl then became the Producing Associate and Office Manager for producers David Stone and Amy Nederlander on their highly acclaimed productions of FULL GALLOP; THE SANTALAND DIARIES and THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK starring Natalie Portman.
Carl founded Martian Entertainment LLC in 1997, and has gone on to general manage and produce many acclaimed projects, including: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG; THE NORMAL HEART (2011 Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics' Circle Award, Drama League Award); HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (2014 Tony Award); A TIME TO KILL; ON A CLEAR DAY... Starring Harry Connick, Jr.; THE BEST MAN (2012 Tony Nom.) starring James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, John Larroquette, Candice Bergen, and Eric McCormack; PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT; THE TEMPERAMENTALS; BASH'D!; and the second longest-running off-Broadway musical in history NAKED BOYS SINGING!; THE LAST SESSION, BARE, and many others. Along with his business partner and Martian co-owner Gregory Rae, Carl is currently working on several new theatrical, film and TV projects.
GREGORY RAE (Leader)
Gregory Rae is a Tony Award-winning producer based in New York. His theatrical credits include THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, ALLEGIANCE, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (2014 Tony Award), A TIME TO KILL, KINKY BOOTS (2013 Tony Award, 2016 Olivier Award), CLYBOURNE PARK (2012 Tony Award), BARE (off-Broadway), and THE NORMAL HEART (2011 Tony Award). He is an executive producer of the films VIRGIN TERRITORY, HELLO AGAIN, THE GOLDFISH, CLUTTER, THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING, and FAMILY REMAINS, and co-executive producer of THE GREEN. He joined Carl White as a partner in Martian Entertainment LLC in 2013. His upcoming projects include FOUND.
Gregory graduated from Harvey Mudd College in 2000 with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, and received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Manhattanville College in 2014. He worked at Google as a software engineer in charge of log analysis until 2006. After leaving Google, he got involved in politics as one of the national leaders of Living Liberally, and has advised several campaigns for marriage equality around the country. In 2008, he was the technical lead for the No On Proposition 8 campaign in California, and in 2010 he served as treasurer of Fight Back New York, a political action committee that successfully targeted three New York state senators who had voted against marriage equality. Gregory serves on the board of trustees of Harvey Mudd College. Previously, he served on the board of The Production Farm, and is an emeritus board member of The Tank. He is a member of the National Leadership Council of Lambda Legal, and is an associate member of The Broadway League.
MATTHEW RIMMER (General Manager)
After studying for his Masters in Arts Administration at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Mr. Rimmer managed some of the most successful Broadway productions including CHICAGO, MISS SAIGON, LES MISERABLES, and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. From 2004-2007 he was a General Management partner of Gill Theatrical Productions in Las Vegas, NV. There he managed other multi-million dollar productions including MAMMA MIA!, HAIRSPRAY and PHANTOM – THE LAS VEGAS SPECTACULAR, the largest and most lavish production of the show to date. Along with being the International Spokesperson for Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular, he continues his position as Vice President of Visitor Productions, a California based production company.
TYRUS EMORY (Executive Vice President, Martian TV & New Media)
Tyrus Emory is Executive Vice President of Television & New Media at Martian Entertainment in New York. He graduated in 2008 from Pitzer College, with a B.A. in theatre. In 2009, he moved to New York City and joined the Bloomberg Mayoral campaign as a strategist, and from there was hired at WNBC as a local news desk assistant. In the winter of 2010 Tyrus was assigned to monitor the police investigation of the grisly Gilgo Beach Murders on Long Island. From desk assistant for local WNBC in New York City, he was promoted to researcher then lead researcher in 2010 at the International Desk at Network where he was in charge of sourcing international stories for broadcast. He has worked as a field producer, consulting producer, and director of several independent projects, including the 2012 Republican and Democratic conventions for HereTV, and For & Against With Jim Morrison. Current projects include Sox News, Art of War, and TransMilitary.
CHRISTINA HURTADO-PIERSON (Producer, Martian TV & New Media)
Christina is a dramaturg and producer. She is currently developing the new scripted drama, The Deceivers, and producing the documentary series TransMilitary. Theater Credits Include: THE HAPPY JOURNEY TO CAMDEN AND TRENTON (Williamstown), ARABIAN NIGHTS (Williamstown), THE POOR OF NEW YORK (The Connelly Theater), THE PILO FAMILY CIRCUS (The New Ohio), BLACK MILK (East 13th St. Theater), WINKIE (59E59), IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (59E59). Christina is the resident dramaturg for the Drama-Desk winning Godlight Theatre Company. She has previously served as the Outreach Director at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and as the Bruntwood Competition Administrator for the Royal Exchange Theatre.
SAM JAY GOLD (Producer/Creative, Martian TV & New Media)
Sam is an performer, director, writer, and teaching artist based in New York City. As a 2011/2012 Thomas J. Watson Fellow, he trained in traditional forms of puppetry around the world in an effort to explore the relationship between puppets and people in a variety of performance cultures. His works for stage and screen have been feature at venues including the 2012 Bali Arts Festival, the 2013 Puppets on Film Festival at BAM, and Action, Scene, and Voice: 21st Century Dialogues with Edward Gordon Craig. He works and performs with Roman Paska and his company, Dead Puppet, most recently in Echo in Camera, which was featured at La MaMa, the Palais du Tokyo, and Robert Wilson's Watermill Center. Sam is a member of the Teaching Artist Ensemble at The New Victory Theatre and leads freelance workshops in subjects like Balinese Shadow Puppetry and Corporeal Mime around the city. Current Martian projects include Sox News and Theatre of War. Information about his other stuff is available at www.samgolddoesstuff.com.