BA, University of Cincinnati
On the professional side, his passion for storytelling began on the set of the seminal Spike Lee film “She's Gotta Have It”. An Emmy nominated director, Mr. Turner has worked for more than twenty years as a producer, director and writer on commercials, music videos and public service announcements through his own Burnt Toast Films production company. His directorial effort "Et Tu Brutus" won a CLIO Award and his work with the Parisian super group Bisso Na Bisso won the All Africa Kora Award for Best Director. Recently Mr. Turner produced the television series “Sharp Talk” hosted by the Rev. Al Sharpton, as well the documentary “No Justice, No Peace”, a film exploring errant police behavior and the United States criminal justice system.
Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Motion Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States of America (IATSE), Local 52, Societe des Auteurs Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique (SECAM), Professional Staff Congress/CUNY: New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), New York State Certified Media Communications Teacher (NYSED)
1999 Kora All Africa Music Awards : Winner - Bisso Na Bisso "Bisso Na Bisso" Le Prix de Meilleur Réalisateur de Video ( Best Video Clip Director)1997 Telly Awards Silver "ET TU BRUTUS" Excellence in Local, Regional and Cable TV Commercials1995 EMMY Nomination for National Public Service Announcement1995 CLIO Television/Cinema Awards Best Editing "ET TU BRUTUS" Marcus Turner - Director1995 The Advertising Club of New York Andy Award of Excellence Marcus Turner - Director "ET TU BRUTUS" 1995 31st Chicago International Film Festival - Gold Plaque Award Public Service Announcement "ET TU BRUTUS" 1995 36th Annual International Cindy Competition - Gold Cindy Award "ET TU BRUTUS" Association of Visual Communicators1995 36th Annual International Cindy Competition - Gold Cindy Award PSA Campaign Association of Visual Communicators1994 The Charleston International Film Festival – Gold Award TV Commerical Awards – Series/Campaign1994 The Mobius Award Copywriting "ET TU BRUTUS" For Excellence in the Creation of Television Commercial Advertising
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