Martin F. Katz is President and founder of Prospero Pictures, a Toronto-based film production and finance company. Martin has a twenty-year history in all aspects of media production and finance. Prior to founding Prospero Pictures, Martin was President and Chief Operating Officer of Grosvenor Park Film Financing Corporation. Previously, Martin served as Executive Producer at The Microsoft Network, and as a Producer and Executive Producer at Alliance Atlantis. He has also served as Head of Business Affairs at CBC Television.
Martin's credits include the feature film productions of Bronwyn Hughes' Stander, Philip Saville's The Gospel of John, David Cronenberg's Spider and Michael Winterbottom's The Claim, as well as numerous television productions, including the Ken Finkleman mini-series Married Life for Comedy Central, the Nickelodeon/Family Channel series WildSide, the CanWest/TVNZ series, Jules Verne's Mysterious Island, the CBS drama, Keeping the Promise and the Showtime series Howie Mandel's Sunny Skies and My Life as a Dog.
Martin's television productions include movies, series and mini-series for CBC, CTV, Global, WIC, CityTv, CBS, Showtime, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, M-Net and TVNZ. He has extensive experience in producing international treaty co-productions including, productions involving Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Luxembourg, Germany, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.