The next time Showtime develops a legal drama, it may need to look no further than Marcus, who oversees all the company’s legal affairs, for input. During the last year, she and her team handled contracts related to distribution, intellectual property, litigation and regulatory issues. Marcus has a creative side, too, as evidenced by the topical, multiverse poem she writes each week that asks for project updates from various team members. An avid reader and occasional weight lifter, she holds in high regard two inspirational women: Supreme Court Justice “RBG” and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford; the former for her “trailblazing, exercise routine and impact on gender quality” and the latter for “inspiring so many other women to come forward with their own harrowing stories from decades ago, and for becoming the voice for so many other women who are still too traumatized to find their own.”
Do you see any potential backlash to the Me Too/Time’s Up movements?
We must be vigilant that male executives (whether well-intentioned or not) do not use the Me Too/Time’s Up movements as an excuse not to include women fully in important business opportunities (e.g., working late on high profile projects, overnight business travel, drinks or dinners with clients, etc.) for fear of being accused of inappropriate behavior.
Who is an inspirational woman you admire, and why?
I will name two women, both of whom are very much in the news these days: The Notorious RBG for her trailblazing, exercise routine and impact on gender equality, and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for inspiring so many other women to come forward with their own harrowing stories from decades ago, and for becoming the voice for so many other women who are still too traumatized to find their own.
If there were a reality show based on your office, what would it be called?
My office is not nearly as bad as “Hoarders”—more like “Storage Wars,” “Pile or File” or “Last Pile Standing.”