ABOUT KATE MARSHALL GRAPHICS: Established in 1992, and incorporated in 1997, Kate Marshall Graphics, Inc. is a small, woman-owned business based in North Georgia. Kate Marshall Graphics is a visual arts studio with the main focus on professional videography in the wildlife, culture, education and corporate / legal / marketing areas. Our photography and videography has been requested / used by National Geographic, Discovery's Animal Planet, Black Bear Conservation Coalition, the White House Conference on Conservation, Jim Fowler of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, America's Scenic Byways Commission (Mikki Design), Y&R Advertising, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, MVA Scientific Consultants, NBC Dateline, Discovery Channel's Deadline Discovery, CBS News, Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, non-profits, and more. We have also given many speaker-led video presentations to schools, wildlife festivals, many types of groups, and audiences up to 630 people.
Our mailing address is: Kate Marshall Graphics, Inc., 5665 Atlanta Hwy., Suite 102B - # 195, Alpharetta, GA 30004-3932.
You can email us through this website, or request our phone number in your message. (This is to reduce spam calls and emails.) Visit us on Facebook at 'CoveBear by Kate Marshall Graphics' to see our other FB pages (Kate Marshall Graphics - Southern Nature - Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, & S. Appalachians) and LIKE and FOLLOW!
KMG receives no funding for production and post-production of our original DVDs or original artwork and photography, all projects are independently produced. KMG original products and presentations are copyrighted with all rights reserved.
KMG provides their DVDs direct to you on their secure CoveBear retail website at very affordable prices, and also offers wholesale to shops, stores, and other resellers, such as Amazon.
Original Cultural and Wildlife Documentary DVDs - Made in the USA: Kate Marshall Graphics, Inc. (www.CoveBear.com) DVDs has won 50 international film awards (as of October 2022) for documentaries in the categories of - Nature and Wildlife - Ecology, Environment & Conservation - Biography & AutoBiography - Travel & Tourism - Children's - Cultural - History - Performing Arts / Music - Documentary - Public Service - and Cinematography! Topics so far include a 6-part series about bears (including American Black Bear, Polar Bear, Grizzly Bear, Sun Bear, Giant Panda, Sloth Bear), individual programs about white-tailed deer, southern Appalachian wildflowers, Smoky Mountain birds and butterflies, moments in nature, mountain music, plus a 10-part mini-series on the history and culture of Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Our research and filming spans over 28 years. Many more DVD projects are in the works, including alligators, waterbirds, and easy wildlife hotspots of the south, plus the last in the Voices of Cades Cove series (Part 10).
Kate Marshall Graphics is well-known for on-message and accurate documentaries that not only give facts but also encourage learning through watching and listening. We firmly believe that education through entertainment is the most fun way to learn!
We didn't do it alone! Our documentaries include interesting guest expert speakers who know their business very well, fantastic videography and beautiful music, and fully researched subject matter. Additionally, KMG guarantees all products against any manufacturing defects, and welcomes your comments, experiences and suggestions. KMG DVD Documentaries pertaining to culture and wildlife have been reviewed and approved as appropriate and accurate by experts in their field in state and federal agencies, and former residents of Cades Cove for those historical programs.
Guest speakers on various DVDs include representatives from these and more:
National Park Service - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mississippi & Louisiana - U.S. Geological Survey (Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and Northern Divide Bear Project, West Glacier, and polar bear research in the Southern Beaufort Sea, Alaska - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources/Trent University, Canada - Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks - Arkansas Department of Fish and Game - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks - Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - South Carolina Department of Natural Resources - North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission - Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - New Mexico Department of Fish and Game, Black Bear Conservation Coalition - Appalachian Bear Rescue - BEAR League, California/Nevada - Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Malaysia - Zoo Atlanta - Little River Railroad & Lumber Company Museum, Tennessee - Carl & Betty Ross of Tymes Past - Chestatee Wildlife Preserve, Georgia - University of Tennessee - The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians - The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library, President Roosevelt's Dedication of Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Middle Tennessee State University - Institute at Tremont, Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Cades Cove Preservation Association - Blount County Historical Association - former residents and descendants of Cades Cove (Great Smoky Mountains National Park), as well as other experts and adventurers.
All program topics are shown in an entertaining and educational way, fully researched and the videography is spectacular. Our programs appeal to anyone interested in the wildlife, wildlands and culture of the southern Appalachians and the southern states - and beyond. All KMG DVDs are appropriate for all ages and are non-violent. Our DVDs are DVD-R Ratio 4:3 format (full screen, not filmed in widescreen); we do not offer Blu-Ray or PAL at this time.
Our website retail offerings include:
DVDs! - Our original documentaries on DVD discs are all here and made in the USA!
> "Season of the Bear" Series, Volumes 1 -6 is an impressive array of entertaining and educational documentaries about 6 of the 8 species of bears in the world today. "Volume 1: American Black Bear" is an overview of black bears, including the 16 sub-species, diet, environment, behavior, people and bear issues, and being safe around wild bears. Rare footage: families of bears up in cherry trees and hickory nut trees, a stand-off between 2 adult bears one with cubs, a bluff charge, etc. "Volume 2: Black Bear Cubs" shows family life beginning with newborns in the winter den with mama bear, and families in the other 3 seasons as well. Rare footage: 6-day-old and up baby bears in the den, families in trees and nursing on the forest floor, etc. "Volume 3: True Bear Stories" are real-life adventures of people meeting bears, as told by the people who met them - interlaced with photos and video of that special dramatic or funny day. Rare footage: a 3-legged mama bear with cubs catch and release in Florida, a bear hanging off a bridge in California, a bear rescued from the ocean after darting, etc. "Volume 4: Southern Bears" tells the story of black bears in 9 southern states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee, with a special segment on Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Rare footage: black bear tag and release, black bear rescue, etc. "Volume 5: Elusive and Imperiled" shares insights into 3 Asia bears: Giant Panda, Sloth Bear, and Sun Bear. Rare footage: Zoo Atlanta offers up one of their Pandas with her cub and their ensuing antics and up-close and personal with Sun Bear rescued cubs. "Volume 6: North America's Bears" wows with American Black Bear, Brown Bear including Grizzly and Kodiak, and Polar Bears. Spanning the continent, this documentary delivers with bear research, bear families, fishing bears, bears near people, footage from Yosemite NP, Yellowstone NP, Katmai NP, Kodiak Island, Glacier NP, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and more. This series is available singly or bundled into a set, discounted on our website.
"Voices of Cades Cove" Mini-Series, Parts 1-9, tell the story of the culture and human history of Cades Cove, what was once a thriving farming community sheltered in a cove surrounded by mountain peaks, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Guest speakers are many, some actually lived there and some are direct descendants of former residents. Some are representatives of National Park Service and more. "Voices" begins with the formation of the Appalachian mountains and their geology, Cherokee pathways, the first permanent white settlers, discusses churches - schools - cabins and houses - mills and stills, and details daily family life through the family ancestries, histories, memories and scrapbooks. It also discusses the human toll of events on Cove people, such as the Civil War, World War I, the Flu Epidemic of 1918, the formation of a national park, the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Great Depression; includes the nearby communities of Chestnut Flats - the Whiteoak Sink - Hazel Creek, herding livestock up on the Balds, and more. We follow the 11-mile 1-way Cades Cove Loop Road in the telling of this huge story, because that is how visitors see the Cove today. Please see individual descriptions on this website. This is a great historical documentary series on one small part of Americana, for all ages. The final, Part 10, is currently in production and also in post-production, with an expected 2023 release. This series is available singly or bundled into a set, discounted on our website.
"The Whitetails of Cades Cove" tells the story of the heritage herd of deer you may see there today, but primarily shows White-tailed deer in all 4 seasons, fawns and family life, diet, the rut and bucks sparring. Fantastic footage of wild deer set in the splendor of the Great Smokies! "Private Moments in Nature" is a very special up-close and personal nature video, with beautiful footage and music, taking us through the forests and swamps of the southeastern states. Shown are bears, raccoons, snails, lizards, birds and more. "The Story of Wildflowers of the Southern Appalachians" is lush with over 160 flowering plants, trees, shrubs and vines, with common and Latin names, and with their pollinators, as well as wildflower experts who discuss ecology, conservation and medicinal uses. A must-see! "Painted Wings & Feathered Things in the Smokies" is a delight for all birders! This documentary shows many birds you may see in the Smoky Mountains and many other places, in the categories of perching birds, predators, water birds, meadow birds and more, and also several of the common butterflies and skippers and their favorite flowers. "Mountain Music with Carl & Betty Ross of Tymes Past" is a delightful program about the root music of America, performed and discussed by this popular Appalachian couple on banjo and tub base. Most DVDs are also available on Amazon as single programs.
TAPESTRIES - Made in the USA: Kate Marshall Graphics, Inc. (www.CoveBear.com) is an authorized dealer of North Carolina's Emily Tapestries. The designs of their tapestries are woven on a Jacquard Loom, producing a finely crafted product for years of appreciation. No matter the item you select for your personal experience, whether it will be displayed at home, the office, the cabin or the tote on your arm, feel confident you will receive a high-quality tapestry. This year we are focusing on the narrow bell pull tapestries that fit perfectly in that cabin decor we all love. To purchase Tapestries, click on SHOP.
WOOD CARVINGS - Made in the USA: Kate Marshall Graphics, Inc. (www.CoveBear.com) is an authorized dealer for Arizona's EarthView Inc. Their desert ironwood carvings are crafted from one of the most beautiful hardwoods in the world. Wildlife carvings from this special wood are well known. EarthView Inc. has also used Ironwood to create new home accent products. Talented artisans in EarthView's own shop handcraft these items. They extensively search for the highest quality wood and employ only the best carvers. EarthView, Inc. is environmentally and socially concerned. All of their wood is gathered with government-issued permits. Their business helps to support numerous families, and in some cases, entire villages in rural Latin America. Salaries for the artisans are well above average. To purchase Carvings, click on SHOP.
BOOKS - Published in the USA and Canada: Kate Marshall Graphics, Inc. (www.CoveBear.com) is an authorized dealer for book publishers such as Canada's Lone Pine Publishing, Dr. Thomas Hemmerly, Great Smoky Mountains Association in Great Smoky Mountains National Park bookstores/visitors centers, and North Carolina's James Alexander Fowler. These beautiful and educational non-fiction books and field guides are well researched and KMG has used many for years in their own research for their documentary programs. Topics for these books include information about wildflowers, Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, wildlife, history and biography. They are all extremely popular with people interested in the flora, fauna and history of the southern United States. To purchase Books, click on SHOP.
ANIMAL PAWPRINT WALL PLAQUES - Check them out on this website - created by KMG, and awesome! Click on SHOP.
HOLIDAY WRAPPING SERVICES - NEW in 2022! Click on SHOP.
WHOLESALE - Yes, we offer wholesale to resellers, such as Amazon and others. If you would like to carry our 50-time international award-winning DVDs in your store or website, please contact us through this website! We would love to work with you to get our educational DVDs out to the public in your area.
PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS - Created in the USA: Available to your group or school or wildlife-themed gathering in the Southeast, speaker-led video presentations featuring Kate Marshall herself, regarding wildlife and culture of the Southern Appalachians and the Southern States. Email us for fees and other details. (Note: These public presentations have been temporarily discontinued due to our company Covid policy at this time.)
USAGE LICENSES - Permitted in the USA and Canada: Available to you or your organization, fee-paid licenses granting the right to recreate our photography in another art medium such as paintings or watercolors - no fee charged for for your group, organization, library or school to show our DVDs in your free-to-the-public events. Some restrictions apply, and always notify us when you will be showing our DVDs. Email for details.