George Thomas Marshall, is the founder and executive director of the Flickers Arts Collaborative, a non-profit organization with 31 years of experience producing programming and creative outlets for filmmakers and visual/ performing artists. In addition to producing the internationally recognized Rhode Island International Film Festival, one of Flickers' most successful events to date, his production and multi-media work as a producer, director and writer have won four New England Emmy awards out of 11 nominations, won four national Telly awards, top prizes at WorldFest Houston, and won three national Communicator Awards for Excellence. In 2012, he shared an award presented by NESHCo (New-England Society for Healthcare Communications) with the Brattleboro Retreat for marketing collateral around the Anna's Vision Film Festival (part of the North Country Film Festival) that he created.
Mr. Marshall holds bachelors and masters degrees in political science with a focus on political communications from the University of Rhode Island and Brown University, respectively, and studied film at the University of Southern California. He is an active member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Alliance for Community Media, the International Television Association, a Media Panelist for both the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Connecticut Commission on Arts, Culture and Tourism, and is listed in the International Who's Who of Professionals. He was selected in the fall of 2002 and 2003 as "One of the Most Influential People" in Rhode Island by the Providence Phoenix. In 2003, he was made a Rhode Island Foundation Fellow for his role as an arts leader in the state. In January 2005, he was presented with an Alumni Achievement Award in the Arts from the University of Rhode Island. In 2007 he was recognized by former Mayor David M. Cicilline, the City of Providence, with a Citizen Citation for his achievements in the arts and the media industry. In 2008, he was cited by the Providence Phoenix as one of "30 Local Luminaries" in the state of Rhode Island.
He worked with fellow faculty to develop a Film Minor through the Communications Department at Roger Williams University. In 2006, he created a Special Topics Course at the University on "Documentary Film and Journalism," (now Documentary Film) which he now teaches yearly as part of the Minor. He was on a committee that developed the New Media & the Global Diaspora Symposium, at RWU, October 2008, where he chaired a panel on international media and film. In the Fall of 2009, he created and taught the first "Introduction to Film and Video" course on campus. In the Spring of 2010, he introduced to the curriculum: "Curation and and Film Festival Production," a senior-level seminar. He also was part of a team that created and introduced "Documentary Production," "Introduction to Screenwriting," and "History of Film," to the curriculum. Currently, he has established the Roving Eye International Film Festival as a yearly event, brought the Tournées French Film Festival on campus, and created a twice-yearly film/lecture series on the Jewish Experience with the Interfaith Ministry at RWU. In the Fall of 2011, he helped form and now advises the RWU Film Production Club. The Club is currently working on a number of creative efforts, including documentary shot in Costa Rica and Nicaragua in 2013 for FIMRC (Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children) that Mr. Marshall is producing along with documentation of the University's Community Partnership Center's outreach efforts.
Mr. Marshall serves as media / marketing consultant to businesses and non-profit organizations. He is a frequent contributor, adjudicator and participant on industry panels and seminars exploring the evolution, culture, growth and future of independent film and media literacy.