Please watch this video to learn about my latest project, a staged reading of a pilot I wrote called "PLAY ME" -- which follows a young housewife as she tries to break into the all-(naughty) boys club of the toy industry in 1957.
"Play Me" by author and director Alison Marek, is the first time, to my knowledge, that anyone has ever written a screenplay about Toy Fair. Set in the 1950's, it looks at the Mad Men era from the viewpoint of a woman trying to break into what was, to a large degree, an all boys club. " -- GLOBAL TOY NEWS, October 26, 2015
ALISON MAREK received her MFA in film directing from New York University. Her thesis, "The Playground," was sponsored by a grant from Showtime Networks Inc. and broadcast extensively on their channels. Her short film "The Three-Body Solution" was sponsored by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and won the Director's Award at the Hearts & Minds Film Festival. She has also been nominated for a Los Angeles Emmy Award and received a Gold Aurora Award and Bronze Telly Award for public service announcements she has written or directed. She has produced reality TV, short films and thousands of videos. She currently teaches directing at New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. Alison's latest project, a staged reading of a pilot she wrote called "PLAY ME," was selected by Ovation TV for their Creative Studio. "PLAY ME" follows a young housewife in 1957 who tries to break into the toy industry. See video above and go to Alison's RocketHub page to help produce the reading and show Ovation there's an audience for "PLAY ME"!