Martin Katz
Katz at the Genie Awards in 2012
Occupationfilm producer
Known forGenie Award winner

Martin Katz is a Canadian film and television producer and media executive. He is president of the production firm Prospero Pictures and the current president of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.[1][2] Prior to establishing Prospero Pictures, Katz was a producer with Atlantis Entertainment and an executive producer of MSNBC Canada.[3]

As a producer, his credits include the television series My Life as a Dog,[4] Married Life,[3] Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...,[5] and Ice Road Truckers, and the films Keeping the Promise,[6] The Claim, The Gospel of John, Hotel Rwanda,[7] Spider,[1] It's a Boy Girl Thing,[1] Shake Hands with the Devil,[7] Inconceivable, The Making of Plus One, A Dangerous Method,[8] Man on the Train, Cosmopolis,[8] and Maps to the Stars.[9]

He became chair of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television in 2011.[8][10]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Mystery czar meets his clients". The Globe and Mail, April 25, 2006.
  2. ^ "Chair of Canadian film/TV academy is sweet on calling awards ‘the Candys’". Toronto Star, March 14, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "The Microsoft Network". The Globe and Mail, November 28, 1996.
  4. ^ "My Life as a Dog becomes made-in-Canada TV series: Story of oddballs takes advantage of offbeat location". Ottawa Citizen, October 26, 1995.
  5. ^ "How CTV landed the Elvis and Elton show". The Globe and Mail, April 3, 2008.
  6. ^ "The spirit is alive and well". The Globe and Mail, December 28, 1996.
  7. ^ a b "Finally he has our attention". The Globe and Mail, January 31, 20o5.
  8. ^ a b c "Cronenberg partner joins Cancon board". National Post, July 14, 2011.
  9. ^ "Mommy, Orphan Black lead CSA nominees: Legend Andrea Martin hosts Canadian awards show". Toronto Star, January 14, 2015.
  10. ^ "Total makeover at awards academy". Toronto Star, July 14, 2011.