Meet the REX MotionMedia Team

Services for Real Estate Pros with Yellow Ape Productions



          Norvell S. Rose, Jr

Founder, President

Chief Vision Officer

Norvell Rose, age 56, has enjoyed several distinguished careers as an award-winning broadcast journalist; film, TV and video writer, producer and director; sales and management development consultant; top-producing Realtor and now, Founder and President of REX MotionMedia.

Norvell has been professionally involved in media, marketing and management for some 35 years.  As a television reporter and anchor in major markets across the country, he received numerous honors, including five regional Emmy awards for his writing, producing and reporting.  His fifteen years in TV news was followed by nine years of running his own media production company, which Norvell developed into a major producer in the highly competitive Denver market.  Rose Productions turned out more than 300 hours of content, ranging from 30-second commercials, to 10-minute promotionals, to half-hour sitcoms, game shows and health information programs. 

His professional credentials also include Associate Producer on an ABC-TV movie, Angel Flight Down, and Co-Writer on an independent feature film, The Amityville Curse.

In 1996, Norvell brought his skills as a manager and marketer to a technology startup in Norfolk, Virginia - Face International Corporation - where he served for four years as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, as well as Director of Corporate Communications.  February of 2000 saw Norvell once again choosing to be self-employed, offering his services as a Business Development and Management Consultant.  Among his clients were a Hampton Roads, Virginia advertising and public relations agency and an emerging enterprise called Smart-TV, which was developing an integrated approach to the sale of goods and services via the TV, Internet and in-store e-terminals.  Norvell also joined with an Atlanta-based entrepreneurial group to launch Environdine Studios, to create and market dynamic, immersive, multi-sensory environments for the quick change of interior retail and dining space.

Since 2002, Norvell has developed a successful real estate career in Hampton Roads, Virginia.  Drawing on his media and technology background, his entrepreneurial spirit, and his knowledge of the business of real estate, he was inspired to develop Rex MotionMedia, to produce for real estate agents and others, high-quality, immersive and engaging video content for online and mobile distribution.

Ethan E. Marten

Director, Content Sales

Director of Business Development

Ethan Marten, age 45, has been responsible for the development, sale and placement of video content in its various forms, including commercial, residential, rental and vacation rental property tours, professional profile videos, business overviews, interactive display ads and video display ads.

Ethan's entrepreneurial spirit and media experience have prepared him well in helping to envision the future of digital motion media and ever pushing the envelope of its production, presentation and distribution.  Along with the REX team, Ethan has helped to create the blueprint for this dynamic and interactive media for business enterprises of all sizes.  Soon, "Any Screen, Anywhere, Any time" will be more than a catchy tagline for REX MotionMedia.

Some of Ethan's professional accomplishments include directing the sales, marketing and public relations for Atlantic Studios, Virginia's first full-service motion picture studio.  He helped promote the arrangement that brought the $20 million dollar motion picture, "Navy Seals", to the studio.  As a movie distributor at Atlantic Entertainment, Ethan helped arrange for the sales and distribution of motion pictures with Hugh Grant, Julie Andrews, Ann-Margaret, Lynn and Vanessa Redgrave, Brooke Shields and Anthony Perkins.  His promotional work has been seen in Reuters, AP, The Daily News, The New York Post, Entertainment Weekly, Entertainment Tonight and Time Magazine.

Ethan's work in pioneering new technologies for media has served him well.  The motion picture company he co-founded, Star Circle Pictures, was the first in the world to complete a motion picture project with Panasonic's AG HVX 200 High Definition Video Camera.  This enabled the crew to shoot without the use of film or tape.  That coupled with Pre-Visualization software creating animated storyboards foretold the streamlined approach Ethan would later help apply to REX MotionMedia.

As an Independent Actor/Producer, Ethan has won numerous awards, including Best Picture for the technologically groundbreaking motion picture short, "Samaritan", in NY; a Best Picture award for "Player's Joy", and a two Best Actor awards -- one in LA and a Best Actor in a Foreign Film in Rome for his starring role in "Revolver".

While establishing business relationships with major agencies in NY and Chicago, Ethan has delivered millions of dollars of direct, local sales to his various print, radio and television sales projects.  In his work as a top account executive with Hampton Roads AM Radio Newstalk stations, WNIS/WTAR, Ethan brought in more than $3 million in direct sales.

Ethan co-founded and published OnStage Magazine, a Southeastern Virginia arts and entertainment magazine.  Among his many duties for the publication was directing all print sales.  Ethan grew the magazine into a successful bi-monthly before being bought out seven years later.

Sarah C. Pope

Production Coordinator

Director of Business Development

A native of Hampton Roads, Virginia, Sarah Pope joined REX MotionMedia in February 2008.  Sarah has since helped produce more than 50 videos for Internet streaming and has assisted in building the processes and systems for the rapidly expanding new industry of producing, delivering and distributing digital video for the mobile age.

Sarah's professional experience has prepared her well for this position. Her 15 years of sales, marketing and customer service, including being a licensed Realtor since 2005, was uniquely beneficial when helping to launch the premier Interactive Internet Television Site for Real Estate,, developed by Norvell Rose and a team of leading-edge code writers. 

Some of Sarah's clients include TowneBank Mortgage, Phillips Automotive, the Hampton Roads Realtors Association, The Real Estate Book and Vista Graphics. Sarah was also instrumental in helping to create the template for REX MotionMedia's efficient production and post production technique.

Sarah is currently helping a Hampton Roads church build an interactive television site, complete with live streaming technology. The church wants to use cutting edge technology to enhance their ministry in our increasingly media-savvy society.

Comments (2)

Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

thank you for introducing them. .

Jun 27, 2008 11:40 PM

You're Welcome, Fernando.

Jun 28, 2008 01:02 AM