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Martyn Burke

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B: September 14, 1952 in Hamilton, Ontario

Martyn Burke is a novelist and screenwriter who has directed many fictional and documentary films. The Pirates of Silicon Valley received five Emmy nominations including best writer, a Producers Guild nomination for best film and a Directors Guild nomination for best directing. In 2011 it was announced that he was working with HBO on the development of a new series titled Reds about Russia/Soviet Union spies living seemingly normal lives in the U.S. while sending secret information back to Moscow. His 2011 film, Under Fire: Journalists in Combat, was shortlisted for an Oscar® in November of 2011.



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Features & TV Movies:

VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release



Carnivals (TV-1973)

The Clown Murders (1976)

Power Play (1978)



The Last Chase (1981)

Witnesses (1988)

The Pirates of Silicon Valley (TV-1999)



Avenging Angelo (2001)

Making Avenging Angelo (VR-2003)

The Meddlers (2004)



Under Fire: Journalists in Combat (2011)





TV Series – at least 1 episode of:

America at a Crossroads (2007)





Credits as a Screenwriter:

The Clown Murders (1976)

Power Play (1978)



The Last Chase (1981)

Top Secret! (1984)

Witnesses (1988)



Sugartime (TV-1995)

The Second Civil War (TV-1997)

The Pentagon Wars (TV-1998)

The Pirates of Silicon Valley (TV-1999)

Animal Farm (TV-1999)



Under Fire: Journalists in Combat (2011)