George T. Marshall

  • Founder and Producing Director, Flickers, Newport, RI

Biography

George T. Marshall developed his love for movies from his parents. Ever since he was young, Marshall has been intrigued and moved by the art of film and its ability to inspire and transport its viewers into another world.

Today, he is the founder and producing director of Flickers, the Newport Film Society & Arts Collaborative, a non-profit organization with 33 years of experience producing arts programming and providing creative outlets for filmmakers and visual/performing artists. In addition to producing the acclaimed Rhode Island International Film Festival, it is one of only 19 film festivals in the world that qualifies films for the Short Films Academy Award in both the narrative and documentary categories! URI Harrington School students have regularly worked as interns at the Festival.

Among the many programs created by Flickers, highlights include the annual Jubilé Franco-Américain—a weeklong celebration of French Canadian culture, art, and cuisine, which was held from 1995-2005 in Northern Rhode Island (this event was awarded the Governor’s Tourism Award and drew over 20,000 annually); the KidsEye Summer Filmmaking Camp; the Flickers Youth Film Jury; the Providence LGBTQ Film Festival; the Roving Eye International Film Festival; the Jamestown Chamber Music Series; the Francophonie Short Film Festival, the Rhode Island Jewish Film Festival, ScriptBiz and The Rhode Island Film Forum.

Marshall specializes in branding and identity building, strategic planning, development of synthetic business relationships, non-profit management, team building, writing and concept creation, program development, and marketing and public relations. He founded G.T. Marshall Communications, a multi-faceted agency specializing in creative advertising, video/film production and collateral projects. In 1986 to 2000, Marshall created, produced, and hosted the fine arts informational television program, “Between Takes,” which earned national recognition. As a producer, director, and writer, he has won five New England Emmy Awards, four national Telly awards, and three national Communicator Awards for Excellence.

Marshall teaches mass media communications, film studies, television, field production, digital newsgathering, public speaking, and acting for camera courses at various colleges and universities throughout the area. He also serves as a media/marketing consultant to businesses and non-profit organizations and frequently contributes to industry panels and seminars exploring the evolution, culture, growth, and future of independent film and media literacy. His research currently focuses on the art and craft of the short film.

Marshall earned his Bachelor’s Degree in political science with a focus on political communications from the University of Rhode Island and studied cinema at the University of Southern California. He earned his Master’s in Political Science from Brown University.