Stephen Marks grew up in NY and LA. After graduating from The Leeds School of Business at UC Boulder, he started his career in the William Morris mailroom and spent the next two years working as assistant to the heads of worldwide television in both network and cable. He was then hired away by rival agency, ICM, where he spent the next 7 years as a tv packaging agent. After leaving ICM, Stephen joined Metropolitan Talent Agency where he worked for the next 10 years and headed up their literary division.
As an agent, Stephen handled the careers of many comics, writers, and directors and he packaged over 25 television shows including two of the longest running shows in TV history: “Cops” and “Modern Marvels.”
Having always considered himself “an agent who managed” because of his connection to his clients and their projects, Stephen transitioned to management to get closer to the creative process. He joined Evolution Management and became a partner there representing writers and directors in both tv and film. Then after more than 10 years at Evolution, with the encouragement of clients and other industry professionals, Stephen set out to “build a better mousetrap” and established Dialed-in Entertainment in March of 2015
His feature writers have written everything from hugely successful features like “Shrek 2,” “Vantage Point,” and “Brad Grampa” and his tv writers have sold numerous pilots and staffed on dramas ranging from “The West Wing” to “SVU“ as well as various sitcoms and alternative sketch comedies.
Stephen’s award-winning directors, in both comedy and drama, are some of the more sought-after directors, producer/directors, and pilot directors in primetime, cable and streaming.
Dialed-in is also proud to represent multiple Emmy Award winning, Academy Award Nominated, and Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning premium documentary filmmakers.
In collaboration with his clients, Stephen is also attached to produce several scripted series, premium documentaries, and features which are in various stages of development around town.