Mark Rabinowitz is the co-founder of indieWIRE.com and has been active in the film world as producer, journalist, film festival staffer and consultant since 1995. In those roles he has attended over 120 film festivals around the world, including those in Sundance, Cannes, Toronto, Berlin, Rotterdam, Los Angeles and New York.
Mark is currently serving as co-producer on Darren Dean's adaptation of Will Eisner's landmark graphic novel A Contract With God. The project recently participated in Film Independent's Fast Track financing market and a Spring/Summer 2012 shoot is planned with directors Tze Chun, Alex Rivera and Barry Jenkins.
In 2003 he co-produced the independent feature The Forgotten which, after screening at the European Film Market, opened the Three Rivers Film Festival and won best feature at the 2004 Sedona International Film Festival. This was his second producing effort, the first being 1994's Delinquent's Derby, a 35mm short film that he wrote and produced along with director Andy Hudson which featured the screen debut of Jimmy Kimmel.
In 1996, he co-founded indieWIRE, the only daily publication serving the independent film community around the world. During his tenure, he served at varying times as co-editor in chief, news editor and managing editor, as well as being the publication's lead film festival correspondent and editor. Additionally, he was a founding editor of ifcRant, a bi-monthly independent film magazine published by indieWIRE LLC. A fixture on the festival circuit, he attends 10-12 festivals per year.
As a journalist, he's written for such publications as CNN.com, Variety, Screen International, Utne Reader, indieWIRE.com, The Independent Film & Video Monthly, Time Out New York, Filmmaker Magazine and others.