Mirkin & Marcia Zwilling, Founders—Equestrian Network
Zwilling — President/Founder
Marcia Zwilling began her career as a songwriter for United Artists Music, co-writing "Once in a Lifetime," recorded by both Patty Loveless and Bonnie Raitt. She moved into television where she ran Steve Martinís production company, 40 Share Productions. As Director of Development, Marcia worked with Martin to develop and launch several projects for CBS. Five years later, she accepted the position of Vice President of Current Programming at Lorimar Studios, the producers of many hit series including, Dallas, Knots Landing, Family Matters, and Full House. One of the shows Marcia supervised was Paradise, a western series starring Lee Horsley. Paradise instantly ignited her passion for horses again. After a stint at Universal Studios with The Arthur Company, and at Walt Disney as VP of Amberson Films, Marcia left Hollywood and moved to Texas to pursue an English Degree. In 2000, she bought her first horse which changed her life dramatically. Marcia founded the Equestrian-Network in 2001, which became the largest online equestrian community. In 2007, Marcia was a featured guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Today, she calls both Los Angeles and Austin home and works as a freelance writer and music consultant in addition to running the Equestrian-Network. Marcia has numerous writing credits under her belt, including her first book, LUV Scams: Happily Never After, several featured stories on George Strait, Op-Ed pieces for the Austin American Statesman, and numerous feature screenplays. Marcia was appointed to the Austin Music Commission by Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell. Currently, she is working on numerous music and television projects and enjoys riding her 5-year-old Mustang, Miley.