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Overview (2)

Born in USA
Birth NameMatthew Marc Cushman

Mini Bio (1)

Cash Markman, born on November 22, 1954, is a writer and director best known for the x-rated musicals "My Bare Lady" (1989) and "Swinging in the Rain" (1997), and parodies such as "Lust in America" (2001), "Shagnet" (2002), "All That Sex" (1990), and "Sex Trek" (1990). Among his adult movie pseudonyms: Mark Cashman, Frank Marks, Bill Dollars, and Penny Nichols, names all based on forms of currency.

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Five time President of Los Angeles based Alameda Writers Group (1995, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2012). Group got name when formed in 1992 as a joint venture of NBC and Disney, both located on Alameda Blvd. in Burbank, California. Meetings were held at NBC Burbank studio complex. Group opened to the public with move to Glendale, California, in 2001.
Between 1986 and 1995 he wrote over 500 adult movie scripts for other directors, including Paul Thomas, Bud Lee, Buck Adams, Scotty Fox, Jim Enright and Kelly Holland before directing his first movie in late 1995.
Teaches Screen Writing at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, California (Los Angeles County).
With over 800 screenplay credits (as of January 2009), he may be the most produced writer in motion picture history.
Received Special Achievement Saturn Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films in June 2014 for his three-book nonfiction series "These Are the Voyages - TOS," documenting the production of the original "Star Trek" TV series .
Virtually all of his roughly 800 writing credits are for XXX features shot on video, not film.
Worked exclusively for Penthouse in 2009 and 2010, writing and directed over half of roughly 100 movies produced by the company during this time, as well as serving as producer on the studio's features directed by others.
During 2011 and 2012, has been directing sexual content in 3-D for Penthouse Digital Media, which launched the first adult 3-D channel in the world on March 1, 2011 in Europe.
Real name Mark Raishe. When writing adult movie scripts, he asked to be paid in cash, bringing him the nickname of "Cash," or, as one colleague often called him, "The Cash Man." This, combined with his real first name, led to the pseudonym of Cash Markman and, on rare occasion, as Mark Cashman. For lower budgeted videos, and keeping with a moniker based on currency, he used "Bill Dollars." For movies shot in England, he adapted the screen credit of "Sterling Pounds." When asked to use a female name for Jill Kelly Productions and, later, Penthouse, he opted for "Penny Nichols." For less couples- friendly material, he settled on "Frank Marks," giving a nod to the French frank and the German mark.

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