A California native with a degree in biochemistry and fifteen years of experience in finance, marketing and sales and distribution. Marie Adler has used her expertise in business and science to further her true passion: the arts. Since founding Adler and Associates Entertainment, Inc. (DBA Adler Productions) in 2010, Marie has devoted her life to film-making, with a variety of services offered, producing, film sales, film distribution, and consulting. Currently A&AE is also developing a slate of its own films to begin production next year.
The youngest in a prominent family of entrepreneurs, Marie’s business empire began in 1999, when she founded the mortgage lender American Financial Lending, with just seven employees working out of a small northern California office. Three short years later AFL would have an astounding total loan volume of $56 billion and would employ nearly five hundred people. As CEO, Marie held the reins at AFL for ten years, transforming the company from a simple lender to a full-service mortgage bank.
Although the 2008 financial crisis led Marie to make the heartbreaking decision that it was necessary to dissolve AFL, it also led her to make the fateful decision that it was time to follow her real dreams in Hollywood. Learning the differences between the two industries was a simple task for a hands-on CEO like Marie. Over the next two years she jumped at the chance to work on every film she could, and just as in her prior businesses she volunteered to work in every position needed to learn from the ground up. “My intention was always to use investment banking and real estate development to give me stability for the entertainment industry, but when life gives you lemons you make lemonade‚ then you open a lemonade stand and buy a truck!”
Unique traits: PRO skater, pro dancer, soprano , speaks four languages and has a back ground in Bio/Chem/Finance.