FILM FLORIDA MOURNS LOSS OF FIRST FEMALE LEGEND MICHELLE MARX
JACKSONVILLE (September 2011) — Film Florida’s board and membership along with the industry is sad to announce the passing of its first female Film Florida Legend, Michelle Marx.
Michelle passed away peacefully in Miami on September 8, surrounded by her family, pets and friends after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.
Born in the Netherlands, Michelle worked in Florida's film and entertainment industry since the 1950's when she began her career as a pin-up model. She soon graduated to behind the camera, and became one of the first women DGA members in the country. Michelle has worked on hundreds of feature films, television shows and commercials as a production manager/UPM/ 1st AD.
She was an active member of the AICP Florida, Film Florida, and the FFEAC. Michelle's long list of credits includes: Caddyshack, Miami Vice, Jaws -The Revenge, Bad Boys, True Lies, BL Stryker, Flight of the Navigator, Three Blind Mice, Harry and Son, Wiseguys, Happy Gilmore and many others.
“Michelle has been a tireless advocate for this industry; a long time member of Film Florida, and our first female Legend recipient in 2009. Her illustrious career defined opportunities for generations to come and her genuine love and passion for the industry was truly exceptional and benefitted us all,” said Jennifer Pennypacker, Presdient of Film Florida. “Personally, I can say I am a better leader thanks to the fine example she set for all of us, and in particular women. She was always generous with her time and expertise, and for that I am forever grateful.”
Film Florida invites its members and the community to share memories of Michelle on our Facebook fan page .