|Birth Name||Nathaniel Thomas Conrad Folks|
|Height||6' 1" (1.85 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Film producer and talent manager Nathan Folks has worked in the entertainment industry since 1997. He started at Paramount Pictures marketing the very successful film Titanic starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Folks marketed the east coast division for Paramount and later working under the head of casting at Paramount Pictures, longtime casting executive Gail Levin at the Paramount Studio lot in Hollywood. Folks became friends with Sherry Lansing, they first met at the Golden Globes in 1999. She became his mentor along with longtime friend and mentor Richard Naegele. After leaving Paramount, Folks continued his relationship with Lansing and began working with Richard Naegele and his companies RJN Productions and Usonia Pictures. Folks lived in the famous Dutch castle where famed Stevie Nicks with Fleetwood Mac wrote and performed albums in the formal Dining room. Famous musicians lived in the Dutch castle such as Sean Puffy Combs and Jennifer Lopez. Nathan met a talented Canadian, at that time a singer in Vegas named Michael Buble and asked him to live in the house while he practiced songwriting and singing for his very first album with music producer David Foster. At the time Folks was working on making independent feature films for RJN Productions and at the same time managing writers, musicians, and actors. He helped several very big musicians in his early days in Hollywood including Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter John Mayer and his co-writer musician band partner Clay Cook an old high school friend of Folks. They started a band called Lo-Fi Masters a very successful band in the local Atlanta music scene. Folks later promoting both John Mayer and Clay Cook with their first demo CD in Los Angeles. Later John Mayer moved on to produce music with Sony Music. Clay Cook continued touring in several other bands around the country. Nathan then went on to work with famed drummer for "The Doors" John Densmore. Nathan Folks worked with him and Leslie Neale on several documentary films in 2002. Nathan produced his first feature film Last Goodbye (2004) in Atlanta. As the producer, he attached Oscar-winning stars such as David Carradine and Faye Dunaway for Warner Brothers. Nathan worked with Amy Smart on an independent film and later a "Green Means Go" campaign in 2008. Later, Nathan opens a film production company _Usonian Entertainment [us]_ and executive produced many independent films for the festival circuits working with the Sundance Film Festival and Vasco Nunes and Robert Redford. Later Nathan Folks went on to develop the biggest charity event in the Cannes Film Festival. Producing one of the biggest events in France in 2008, with his partners The Partouche Group, a french casino raising millions of dollars for charity with Oscar winning stars Edward Norton, Salma Hayek, Tim Robbins, Dennis Hopper, Woody Harrelson, Adrien Brody and Goldie Hawn It was the first annual Charity Poker Festival that was televised in Europe and later released in the United States. Nathan Folks continued the festival for a second year with The Maybach Foundation and Mercedes-Benz. Nathan Folks executive produced the film Without Men (2011), starring Eva Longoria and Christian Slater. Nathan Folks continues to manage young stars and helping them begin their Hollywood careers such as Chris Zylka in The Amazing Spiderman and Twist (2014) aka Twisted (2013). Other actors include Wyatt J. Scott, Kansas Carradine, Dominique Garcia, Clementine Ford among other young talent as well as produced major celebrity endorsement campaigns for specific brands around the world with celebrity talent such as Lindsay Lohan in the 2012 with Philipp Plein and a fashion style mansion with Britney Spears. Nathan Folks partners with Lee Caplin in 2014 to create film, television, music projects and to continue using entertainment as a basis for raising money for charities. Philanthropy and charitable donations are a large part of the new partnership and collaboration among his partners and celebrity relationships. In 2015, Folks began a new start-up company called StoneMade, a research and development company that created a new sustainable plastic material made from Limestone and other natural elements making the future generation of low cost biodegradable, compostable, recyclable plastic, that is superior to traditional polycarbonate plastic. With his many long-standing celebrity relationships and marketing background at Paramount he will be launching his latest green technology with the new company StoneMade in the coming year. Folks believes this new form of limestone plastic will solve many problems in the world due to our dependence on foreign oil and replacing Plastic is a start. In 2016, Nathan Folks started his parent company FolksCorp which will house all of his corporations, his entertainment company Rapid Deployment Films/TV, StoneMade, LLC and his new electric car company FolksEV corporation.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Virginia Farrell