Chris Ekstein grew up in the Venice Beach art scene with his mother, a fine art photographer. After studying Speech and Drama at Rose Buford in London, Chris received his BFA from NYU Tisch and his MFA from the American Film Institute. He directed The Weight of Blood & Bones starring Jason Patric, Danny Trejo, Mark Boone Junior and Marisa Coughlan which premiered at Palm Springs International Film Festival and won Best Directing and Best Western at the Action on Film Fest. Chris shoots and produces on projects such as Jim Henson’s Julie’s Greenroom with Julie Andrews, and for companies such as Condé Nast, American Airlines, and Lenovo. He has been the DP of award-winning independent features such as Callous (Indie Fest-Best Picture), Mexican Sunrise (WorldFest Gold Award) with Armand Assante (American Gangster) and theatrically released basketball documentary Gunnin For That #1 Spot (Tribecca Film Festival) with director Adam Yauch (Beastie Boys). Chris is passionate about VR and has had his work featured in Wired Magazine. He has received the Panavision New Filmmakers Grant, Sloane Grant, Kodak Grant and Best Cinematography at the American International Film Festival. He is an active member of IATSE Cinematography Guild and the Society of Camera Operators. Chris is fluent in French and is a dual American and French citizen. He is receiving his Executive Master’s in Business Administration from UCLA.
Stacy Ekstein, PGA Producer, is a Market Street Productions partner. She produces for major studios, advertising agencies, and companies such as The Jim Henson Co., Lifetime, Condé Nast, Magical Elves, American Airlines, Entertainment One, Warner Brothers Home Video and Red Bull. An experienced line producer, she creates and analyzes budgets for networks and independents. She was a segment producer for Netflix's Julie's Greenroom staring Julie Andrew. She produced Lifetime’s Seduced starring Elisabeth Röhm in Venice Beach. Passionate about social justice, she produced Private War with Emmy award-winning director Richard Gasparian (The Simpsons) depicting abuses women faced in the military (American Pavilion Showcase- Cannes). She produced African Oscar-nominated short project Elegy, based on an imprisoned anti-apartheid journalists true story. A forerunner in producing female driven content, Stacy received a Telly for producing Dating in the Middle Ages. Stacy has scripted series in development with Roddenberry Entertainment (Star Trek), Shout Factory! and MGM. Stacy has a B.A. in Psychology and Literature from Texas A&M. She studied screenwriting and social work at Columbia’s Social Work Masters Program before moving to Los Angeles.
Partner, Head of Production
Devin Carbaugh has been Business Affairs Manager for Market Street Productions since its inception in 2005. He is the Manager of Business and Legal Affairs at Entertainment One in Los Angeles, The Walking Dead (AMC), Hell on Wheels (AMC), and Haven (Syfy). Prior to his position at eOne, he worked for Sony Pictures Television for over six years where he was part of the Business Affairs team where he worked on such hit shows as Damages (DirecTV), Justified (F/X) and The Last Resort (ABC), among many others. Prior to Sony, Carbaugh worked in production in reality and scripted television. During this time, he worked on American Idol (Fox), The Benefactor (NBC), The Law Firm (NBC) and LAX (NBC). Additionally, his brief acting career includes bit parts in the films Miss Congeniality, Spy Kids and The Beautiful Country. He studied theatre at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and later earned his BFA degree in film at The University of Texas at Arlington and an MBA degree from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.
Tom Keniston has 27 years of experience in the entertainment industry as a Producer for television and film. He produced Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix) for Jim Henson starring Julie Andrews with guest stars such as Carol Burnett, Alec Baldwin, Ellie Kemper, Josh Groban and Idina Menzel. He also produced the PBS Series Splash and Bubbles and Neflix’s Word Party. Tom executive produced the film and album for Sophia Grace and Rosie's Royal Adventure (2014) for Warner Brothers. His producing credits include the hit television series Zoey 101 (starring Jamie Lynn Spears, one Emmy nomination), Unfabulous (starring Emma Roberts, one of the most watched children's show in the United States) and the pilots for Victorious, (Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice), Big Time Rush (James Maslow) and Just Jordan (Little JJ). In 2013, he executive produced WB's latest House Party remake: House Party: Tonight's the Night. He has also line produced The Clique, Scooby Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster (live action), and A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song (Lucy Hale), all for Warner Brothers. Among the miniseries and television series on which Keniston has worked are Attila, starring Gerard Butler for USA Network, Tremors 3 and Tremors: The Series for Universal. He started his career in production accounting at MGM, working on films including Baby Boom, Child's Play and Rain Man before becoming a freelance accountant on over 40 films including Coupe De Ville and Rocky 5. Keniston is a graduate of Boston University and a member of the DGA and Producer's Guild.
Producer / Director
Eric Saarinen is one of America’s most admired directors and cinematographers. His work as Director of Photography encompasses 15 theatrical features, including Albert Brook's Lost in America, and Exploratorium, Oscar nominee for Best Documentary, Short Subject. His commercial work directing and shooting hundreds of television commercials garnered 13 Clios, 4 MOMA’s, 2 Gold Hugos, and virtually every major advertising award, including the Grand Prix at Cannes for the World’s Best Commercial of the Year, a spot which was also voted by The Art Director’s Guild One Show as one of the Top 10 Best Automotive Commercials in the Past 25 Years. Eric is the son of Architect and Designer, Eero Saarinen. His mother, Lily Saarinen, was a Sculptor, Artist and Educator. She was also a member of the first women's Olympic Ski Team. His Grandfather was the acclaimed Finnish Architect and Designer, Eliel Saarinen. Charles and Ray Eames were his Godparents. Eric’s early life was spent at the Cranbrook Art Institute. Everyday he was surrounded with the beauty and inspiration of this rarified world while his Grandfather and Father helped to create it along with their collaborators and friends: Ray and Charles Eames, Harry Bertoia, Carl Milles, Florence Knoll, Harry Weese, Ralph Rapson, Marianne Strengell and many more. He earned his BA at Goddard College, then, went on for his Masters at UCLA in Filmmaking.
Editor / Director
Ethan Maniquis started in the film industry on the cult hit From Dusk till Dawn written by Quentin Tarantino, directed by Robert Rodriguez. He worked his way up to editor on such visionary films as Desperado and Sin City. Moving on to Miramax films during the indie film movement of the late 90’s,highlights include the Spy Kids films starring Antonio Banderas, Planet Terror with Bruce Willis and the thriller Secuestro Express; Venezuela's highest-grossing film ever. Ethan went on to co-direct the worldwide box office hit Machete for 20th Century Fox. Recent credits include editing Hands of Stone starring Robert Deniro, additional editing on Kidnap starring Halle Berry as well as numerous indie films in Latin America and China. In addition, he is also able to work in Spanish, French, and Mandarin. He is a member of the IATSE Local 776 Motion Picture Editors Guild.