Cut to Black: Marqus J. Jordan, Associate Editor and Assistant Editor

For each day in the month of February, the African American Steering Committee will be highlighting Local 700’s African American members, both past and present, and their accomplishments. We look forward to showing the contributions and influences African Americans have had on the industry.

Name: Marqus J. Jordan

What’s your job/classification? Associate Editor and Assistant Editor

List the credits you’re most proud of. “The Amazing Race” Season 34/35, “Fearless,” “Townhouse Confidential”

What are you working on right now? “The Amazing Race” Season 36

Who and what are your influences and/or mentors? Dr. George Vinovich, Victoria Jordan; Addison Williams

What books are you reading, shows are you watching and/or movies you’re excited about? The book I am currently reading is Walter Dean Myers “Shadow of the Red Moon.” Current show: I watch is Disney Plus “Echo.” I am excited to see the Bob Marley: “One Love” film later this year.

What would be your superhero name? Ronin Commander

What are your black history month memories? What cultural or historical events have impacted your life? In my younger days the million-man march was televised, and I stayed home from school that day and witnessed one of the greatest moments in black history. The impact it had on me drove me to work harder in academics and to one day be a part of history. For my future kids to see me as motivation to succeed.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? I was advised that certain people can’t handle sacrifices to get to where they want to be in history. It matters how many hours you put into perfection. Are you willing to go through the ups and downs in order to be where you really want to be? I always ask myself when I am at a fork in the road.

If you could time travel, when would you go and why? If I could time travel, I would go back in time to warn myself of the obstacles that I would face if I did not take life seriously.

What’s a little known fact about you? What are your hidden (or not so hidden) talents? From my early work history, I developed confidence and leadership skills from working at local grocery stores, to sporting events and various places in technology. Also doubling my skills set with from a higher education standard of learning about the film industry from California State Dominguez Hills.

What’s your favorite (Black) television/movie moment? My most favorite moment is seeing Steve Urkel turn into Stefan Urquelle.

Was there a television show/movie that inspired you to pursue your Career? The film “Drive” edited by Matthew Newman starring Ryan Gosling was my major inspiration for musically driven films and amazing sound effects.

What’s your personal/professional mantra? Hold no grudges and move forward to more blessings.

What’s the last show/movie that left you speechless? The last season of “Game of Thrones” left me at a lose.

What would be your dream project to work on? My dream project to work on would be an Oscar nominated major motion picture. I like action and dramas.