Marlene Rhein graduated from Ithaca College with a Rod Serling Screenwriting scholarship. Since then, she has directed over fifty music videos, including hip hop legend 2Pac Shakur's last, the humorous 'F-Me Pumps' video for Amy Winehouse as well as commercials for Diesel, Verizon, and Avaya Communications. Her comedy short film, Let Me Tell You A Story won several Audience Awards at film festivals nationwide in 2000, as well as the SCREENWRITING AWARD at the Long Island International Film Festival. She was subsequently chosen for Filmmaker Magazine's "TOP 25 NEW FACES OF INDEPENDENT FILM." She was selected as an Independent Feature Project "Project Involve" Fellow in 2005 and an "Emerging Narrative Director Lab" Fellow in 2006. She has written two off-off-Broadway plays that were performed at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre; Telling Yourself It Doesn't Matter in 2005 and Customer Service in 2006. Marlene's first feature film, THE BIG SHOT-CALLER, a story inspired by her younger brother's vision disability and his extraordinary passion for Salsa dancing, opened theatrically at The Quad Cinema in New York City in May 2009 and is now available on DVD from distributor Vanguard Cinema. It received four stars from film critic Kam Williams, who called it an "absolutely appealing little gem of an indie, which marks the impressive writing, directing, and acting debut of Marlene Rhein." Stephen Holden of the New York Times called it "authentic."
Divi Crockett is a pga producer with over 25 years experience in film, tv, commercial, photo, digital, music video and podcast. She is the founder of Crow Call Media, a production company that acts as a 3rd party company as well as a production service for International clients. As a producer and line producer, Divi worked as a staff line producer in NYC for the marketing department at Viacom producing the on air and off air content for VH1 and Comedy Central. In 2019, Divi produced the Indie feature ‘Shithouse’ written/directed and starred in by Cooper Raiff and executive produced by Jay Duplass. ‘Shithouse’ won the 2020 SXSW grand jury prize and was distributed by IFC (domestic) and Vertigo (UK)
In 2020, Divi was the acting line producer for the FX docu-series ‘Outlaw: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur’ directed by Allen Hughes which will be airing in 2023. In 2021, Divi produced the documentary ‘Demon In the White House’ based on the book “The Residence” by Andrew Pyper with producing partners Radical Media and Skybound Ent. (Walking Dead). The film is presently streaming on Discovery +. In addition, she was also shortlisted for the 2021 Spirit Award producer category.
In 2022, Crow Call Media began producing film and television. They partnered up with Director/Writer Teddy Padilla on his short film called ‘GodSpeed’ starring Olivia Scott Welch (Shithouse and Fear Street) and Logan Miller (Shithouse and Escape Room). Presently the short is being submitted to festivals. In addition, Crow Call Media is in development on a feature film with writer/director/actor Marlene Rhein (The So-So You Don’t Know and The Big Shot-Caller). The film is called ‘When the Bass Drops’ which will be in pre-production later this year in NY.
When Divi isn’t in production, she is reading, developing projects and mentoring new talent.
Selected by Chambers USA every year since 2005 and by Super Lawyers since 2008 as one of the top Entertainment Lawyers in NYC, Jacobson built his unique practice by focusing on his two passions: music and film. He represented the estates of George & Ira Gershwin, Elvis Presley and Duke Ellington and important songwriters such as Jimmy Webb, Shakira and Annie Roboff. He handled films like “Conviction” with Hilary Swank & Sam Rockwell, represented Oscar Nominee Rip Torn and is now Executive Producer of Dennis Hopper’s final film. He also held senior executive positions at several major internet companies. Jacobson is the Founding Chairman of the NYS Bar Association Section on Entertainment Arts & Sports Law, testified before Congress and WIPO regarding the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and was Adjunct Professor of Entertainment Law at Fordham University Law School, CUNY Law School and The New School. He is licensed to practice law in New York, California (inactive) and Florida (inactive).