Martha H. Garvey

413 14th Street, #3F

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: 718-369-2152





Freelance Writer                                                                                     1997-present


Clients include:  Lucent,  US Web Cornerstone,  New York Press,, (Lifesavers corporate site), (home page portal site with original audio and video interviews with celebrities).


Projects have included: 

·         creating a prototype, in proposal form,  for an on-line sporting goods store; 

·         coordinating marketing materials for a Y2K readiness campaign for Lucent voice messaging subsidiary;

·         work flow analysis of Polygram USA’s Web site;

·         writing lead article for, hospitality industry portal site, designed to drive traffic through the site.

·         contributing to FAQ for PowerPurchasing, an on-line bidding/inventory program for restaurant owners.

·         serving as host for on-line film community on national magazine’s Web site. 

·         writing consumer reviews of nonfiction books, graphic novels, and specialty stores.



Writer/Associate Producer                                                                          1995-1997

Downtown Digital, AT&T New York

·         Managed design and content of company's new home page.

·         Wrote and  produced original content for AT&T HealthSite, a health information Web page and database.  Clients included Rodale Press, Mayo Clinic, and New England Journal of Medicine.

·         Developed original content, including interviews, questionnaires, and columns for Herspace, Internet women’s gateway.

·         Created Herspace’s marketing materials and acted as liaison with professional organizations. 

·         Developed and edited proposals aimed at Fortune 500 Web sites.


Director of Development                                                                         1991-1994

Dan Wigutow Productions, New York, New York

Full responsibility for the development, marketing and production of network, cable and feature films for a New York-based television and film production company.  


·         Packaged and sold $4 million miniseries, IN A CHILD’S NAME,  directed by Tom McLoughlin, to CBS-TV.  Emmy nomination for best miniseries in 1992.  

·         Coordinated all stages of development and preproduction for DEAD IN THE WATER (1992), two-hour film directed by Bill Condon (writer-director, GODS AND MONSTERS) for USA Network, $2.5 million budget.



Story Editor                                                                                                   1990-1991

Largo Entertainment, New York, New York

A Los Angeles-based feature film ministudio, capitalized at $100 million.   Past films included UNLAWFUL ENTRY,  POINT BREAK, and USED PEOPLE.

·         Evaluated and marketed plays, scripts, and books for possible feature film development.

·         Supervised full-time story analyst. 

·         Planned and developed several scripts by New York-based writers, including WIREHEAD  and WEAPON.  


President                                                                                                        1988-present

Burning Question, New York, New York

Full service film, book, and multimedia content development company.  Clients have included Davis Entertainment, Warner Brothers,  Clinica Estetico, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, 20th Century Fox, Hallmark Entertainment, MGM/UA, and AT&T. Responsible for writing proposal which sold John Grisham’s THE FIRM to film’s producers.  



Literary Associate                                                                                            1987

Theatre Communications Group, New York, New York


·         Supervised and co-edited DRAMATISTS SOURCEBOOK,  the playwrights’ bible to resources in the theater.  

·         Wrote and edited SCENARIOS/ESCENARIOS,  a quarterly theatre review of Spanish plays.


Assistant Project Manager                                                                                 1985-1987

Conference Express, a videoconferencing company, New York,  New York


·         Supervised budget for joint venture dedicated to marketing and selling videoconferencing technology.   Partners:  U.S. Sprint and Olympia & York.  Projected revenues:  $2 million.

·         Coordinated scheduling, edited presentational and sales materials.   

·         Served as communications liaison for Atlanta- and Toronto-based offices. 




New York University                               M.F.A, Dramatic Writing

University of Pittsburgh                   B.A., English Writing and Spanish


Strong knowledge of Spanish.


Professional memberships:   Independent Feature Project, National Writers Union, New York Women in Film and Television, Women in Publishing, V-Day Committee.


Teaching Experience:  Faculty adviser, Gallatin School, New York University, 1988-present, screenwriting and playwriting; Lecturer, New School;  Adjunct professor, Theatre Department, New York University, 1985-1987.


Performances:  “Lightning,” monologue, performed at West Bank Café, 1995.   “My Mother’s Imaginary Husband,” solo performance, performed at the Knitting Factory, 1999.