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Derek Estlin Purvis

Writer, Producer, Director

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Derek Estlin Purvis is an American screenwriter, film director, producer, executive producer and entrepreneur. He has financed, produced or directed 13 feature films of various genres. 


Purvis started his career at Paramount Pictures in the early 1990s and spent eight years working inside the studio system. In 2001, he relocated to Boston and worked as an executive producer. In 2005, he joined Markedia Worldwide, a film finance and branded content studio. While at Markedia, Purivs worked with Michael Bassick to finance all or part of eight films, including The Ten starring Paul Rudd and Jessica Alba. He left Markedia in 2010 to partner with Christy Scott Cashman at Saint Aire Productions. Purvis directed and executive produced The Love Guide starring Parker Posey.

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