Adam Marton — a veteran of the Chicago television and commercial production industry—has served as Executive Producer of the former Film and Tape Works a large downtown Chicago studio production facility, the Executive Producer of Production at Chicago’s Filmworkers Club, and now the founder of AM Films.
Marton’s love is bringing “real people” to the screen in a very honest way. He offers a “no bones about it” approach to production that helps both non-actors and professionals to communicate on camera in a very intimate, free-form, and emotive way. His relaxed, honest, and sincere style was developed early in his career when he was cutting his director’s teeth interviewing celebrities for shows like Entertainment Tonight, Extra, Hard Copy, Access Hollywood and Inside Edition. Marton has worked with Mickey Rooney, Britney Spears, Christian Aguilara, Mick Jagger, George Clooney, David Schwimmer, Ed McMahon, Senator Barack Obama, and the kids of the Off The Street Club.
For the world of Broadcast TV, Marton has directed the Emmys in Chicago for the past decade. He also produced and directed PBS’s show “The History Makers,” as well as projects for ABC Sports ESPN, MTV, HGTV, Court TV, History Channel, Learning Channel, ABC, NBC, CBS and the Food Network’s hit show Emeril Live. He is as comfortable working in a traditional TV control room as he is in the world of cinema verite style Reality TV, episodic and dramatic programming.
On the advertising side, Marton has produced and directed commercials and non-traditional media for such brands as Proctor & Gamble’s Pert Plus, Burger King, Kellogg’s, Coca Cola, Exxon Mobil, Mercury Marine, Miller Brewing, Quiznos, Glad trash bags, Hidden Valley Dressings and Home Depot.Marton has served on the advisory boards of the Gene Siskel Film Center, Columbia College’s Television Department, and The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Adam Marton is a highly involved conservationist, outdoors man and fly fisherman. When not filming he spends much of his time trying to create a Colorado Blue Spruce Forrest in northern Wisconsin, chasing bonefish, tarpon and permit in Belize and working hard to make sure our children’s children will be able to enjoy the same opportunities in the out-of-doors as we do today.