1996 – Detroit, Michigan
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sue Marx is the president of Sue Marx Films, Incorporated. Since founding her first company in 1980, she has directed over 150 corporate, promotional, political and educational films, videos and television spots which have aired throughout the world. Her films on art are in the Museum of Modern Art film collection. In 1988 Sue Marx received an Oscar for “Young at Heart”, a documentary about an octogenarian love affair, which was screened at the prestigious New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center, the Telluride Film Festival and was the first independently produced documentary broadcast on Russian television. She has won many other national and international awards, including ten EMMY’s, CINE Golden Eagles and awards from the American Film and Video Festival. In 1989, Marx was named one of the top ten newsmakers of the year by Crain’s Detroit Business and was honored with the Arts Foundation of Michigan Award. She was listed as one of the fifty most powerful women by Detroit Monthly magazine , one of the thirty most dynamic women in Detroit by the Women’s Economic Club and was named Michiganian of the year by The Detroit News. In 1990, she received the Harvard Business School Club of Detroit Entrepreneurial Award. Sue Marx is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, a former trustee of Harper Hospital and serves on two Detroit Medical Center advisory boards. She is the past chairman of the Cinematic Arts Council of the Detroit Institute of Arts and is active in numerous professional organizations, including the International Women’s Forum. Marx received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University and her graduate degree from Wayne State University. She is married to businessman Stanley “Hank” Marx and they have three daughters.