Banner's first project is 'Marni Nixon Story'

Marketing exec Shawna L. Brakefield has launched the Brakefield Co. as an independent production and marketing shingle.

The banner’s first project is “Uncredited — The Marni Nixon Story,” based on the singer-actress’ autobiography “I Could Have Sung All Night.” Nixon sang for Natalie Wood in “West Side Story,” Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady” and Deborah Kerr in “The King and I.”

The company’s currently representing indie feature “Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn,” starring Joanna Merlin (“Law & Order SVU”).

Brakefield began her career as an assistant at MTM Entertainment, where she ran day-to-day operations for the studio at the age of 23. She also created the SAG Indie outreach program and managed it through 2002, has been an exec at New Line and Cruise/Wagner and served as marketing consultant on international campaigns for “The Last Samurai” and “Troy.”

Producing credits include “Super Fans,” “The Piece,” “SAG Goes Indie” and the behind-the-scenes documentary on “Masked & Anonymous.”

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