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Marianne Bates - Producer

Marianne Bates - Producer

While studying theatre and commercial acting in her teens and twenties, Marianne apprenticed with her father on a variety of shows and productions as a pyrotechnician.  Her father was a well-respected and loved Pyrotechnic Director at Universal Studios until his recent retirement.

After training with her father in pyrotechnics she was forever bonded with the craft.  Marianne and her husband, a firefighter and fellow pyrotechnician, met while working on a fireworks show.

In 1995 she and her husband became co-owners of Fireworks and Stage FX America – a leading special effects company in Southern California.

Over the years, Marianne has produced numerous multiple-day entertainment events and theatrical productions.  After taking a hiatus to raise her children she is back full force in the entertainment world. Even though the acting bug still has its grip on her, she has found new passions in screenwriting.

Marianne has worked on several independent films as writer and was thrilled when the short film, The Heiress Lethal (aka The Fatal Heir) went on an international tour and was invited to screen at the 2011 Cannes International Film Festival. Marianne is delighted to be a part of the Amalgamated Grommet team as a writer and help out in any other areas where her diverse background is helpful.ag.jpg

Marianne resides in Southern California with her family. She is active in her community and is thankful every day for everything in her life. Check out Marianne's website by clicking on the Amalgamated Grommets image to the right.

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