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Member Profile: L. Marilyn Crawford

Marilyn Crawford is a studio executive and marketing entrepreneur. She is Vice Chairman of Liberty Studios and President/CEO of Primetime OmniMedia.

Most recently, she was executive in charge of Liberty’s production of Anthony Lover’s My Brother (www.mybrotherthemovie.com). The film garnered the Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) and the Founder’s Award for its star, Christopher Scott.

As President and CEO of Primetime OmniMedia (PTO), Crawford advises businesses, celebrities and countries on strategy, marketing and media. PTO expands brands, creates high visibility, drives consumers/viewship and generates revenue through the integration of mass communications and cost savings. The firm’s special focus is on interactive business opportunities, external alliance building and crisis management.

PTO achieves successes by using emerging markets that focus on diverse and prestigious clientele, as well as combining private market integration with high caliber event visibility. She also draws on her major behind the scene relationships and special access with marquee celebrities, industry titans, Fortune 500 companies, world leaders and major philanthropists.

PTO has develop outreach marketing and promotional strategies for Fortune 500 companies, including FedEx, AIC/NCB Bank, Prudential, Volvo Cars of North America, as well as Ebony magazine. International clients include the governments of Jamaica and the Caribbean islands of Turks & Caicos. Other clients include; Patti LaBelle, Wyclef Jean, Michael Lee-Chin (AIC Canada) Russell Simons and the Nelson Mandela Foundation with NC Connect/Naomi Campbell.

Crawford was awarded the Outstanding International Women Executive, Entrepreneur of the Year award from Ebony, as well as the Gertrude E. Rush Award, the highest honor of the National Bar Association. She was named one of the Power Women of New York and one of Network Journal's 25 Most Influential Women. Most recently, she was bestowed the COMPASS Award from the Women’s Leadership Exchange Forum.

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