Mark Schwartzburt earned his Juris Doctorate from Creighton University School of Law in 1994 after graduating from Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Physics. He is a member of the NYS Bar. Having attended law school in Omaha, Nebraska, he’s traveled extensively through the rural Midwest.
He works as a Marketing Analyst for the New York Power Authority that provides electricity in N.Y. State to companies and organizations for economic development. Mr. Schwartzburt is co-creator and associate producer on “Call it Democracy,” the critically acclaimed documentary feature inspired by the 2000 Presidential election. Variety praised it as being an “illuminating and engrossing non-partisan look at the long-standing need to address issues including voters’ rights and election reform.”In August 2003, Mr. Schwartzburt was inspired by the “Oscar Micheaux Film and Book Festival” which he attended with filmmaker, Lisa Collins in Gregory, South Dakota. Discovering an all-white town honoring its early 1900s black native son with a unique annual festival, their film was born. Shot over four summers, he and Ms. Collins have collaborated on producing, writing and directing “Oscar’s Comeback.” Their documentary-in-progress has been awarded grants from the South Dakota Humanities Council and NYSCA.
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