About Marcia Zwilling
Marcia's eclectic career in music, film, and television spans several decades. As a songwriter in Woodstock, New York, she signed with United Artists Music, and co-wrote "Once in a Lifetime," recorded by Bonnie Raitt.
Moving to Los Angeles, she segued into television to run Steve Martin’s production company, 40 Share Productions, at Universal Studios. Together with Martin, she developed two comedy series which aired on CBS. Several years later, Marcia accepted the position of Vice President of Current Programming where she worked closely with writers and producers to offer creative input on scripts, editing, and rough cuts.
Wanting to focus on writing, she teamed up with director, Tobe Hooper, to form Amberson Films where they developed projects for film and television under an overall deal at Walt Disney Studios.
Marcia moved to Austin, Texas to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in English. She bought her first horse, and developed an idea for a niche dating site for horse lovers. EquestrianSingles.com was an instant success, featured on The Today Show, CNBC, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and in the "Particular Hot" section of Entrepreneur Magazine.
While in Texas, Marcia also served as a political consultant. She was Laura Morrison's campaign manager during her successful run for Austin City Council. Later, Marcia served as a creative consultant on State Representative Gina Hinojosa and Mayor Lee Leffingwell's successful campaigns.
Marcia's true passion is writing. She has authored six screenplays and numerous featured articles and essays. Her Op Ed piece," Dangerous Trucks," featured in the Austin American Statesman, initiated changes in both county and city policy.
Marcia's work was recently added to the prestigious Wittliff Southwestern Writers Collection at Texas State University.
She currently splits her time between Texas, Woodstock, and Los Angeles.