Marc Bennett has spent his life creating powerful images and stories in print and on film. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Bennett was educated at The Brooklyn Museum Art School, The School of Visual Arts in New York, and Otis Parsons and Art Center in Los Angeles.
Bennett got his start designing sets for theatrical, musical and operatic productions in New York and Los Angeles, and is a two-time recipient of the Dramalogue Critics Award for Best Scenic Design.
As a photographer, Bennett has had his work shown in exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe, much of which is a part of prestigious private and museum collections. He received the Art of California Magazine’s “Discovery Award” and the Stamford Art Association’s “Color Award,” and his artwork has been used in campaigns to raise money and awareness for such charities as Aids Project Los Angeles, Cancervive, and Music Cares.
As the co-founder of Bennett/Novak Advertising, Bennett designed and created advertising and branding campaigns for clients such as Sony Music, The New York Film Festival, MTV Unplugged, VH-1, Will Smith, Smokey Robison, Vanessa Williams and Halle Berry.
As the creative director for the new Music Television Network "The Tube," Bennett was instrumental in creating the branding for the network, as well as designing, producing, and directing many of the network’s commercials and promos. He also produced the documentary "Bridge to Havana" which followed the historic musical event in Cuba and was shot by Haskell Wexler and starred Gladys Knight, Bonnie Raitt, Mick Fleetwood and some of Cuba's most renown musicians.
As a director, Bennett has helmed numerous short films, documentaries, music videos, and commercials. His credits include the films “From Fairfax with Love” and "Mother's Day," the documentaries “Life Matters, A Journey of Hope and Survival” and "The Day," and the music video “Pray” for legendary gospel singer Andrae Crouch. Among Bennett's many commercial credits are the spots he did for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, which promoted a major retrospective for artist Keith Haring and won the World Medal at the New York Festivals 41st Annual Television Advertising Awards.
Marc Bennett is a member of the Directors Guild of America.