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Mark Gordon (born October 10, 1956) is an American television and film producer. He is a former President of the Producers Guild of America.[1]

Mark Gordon
Born (1956-10-10) October 10, 1956 (age 62)
Alma materNew York University Film School
OccupationFilm producer, television producer
Years active1981–present
Spouse(s)
Karen Villeneuve
(m. 1997; div. 2003)

In January 2018, Gordon was named President and Chief Content Officer of Film, and Television of Entertainment One, which had acquired his namesake production studio.

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Early life and educationEdit

Gordon was born to a Jewish family[2] on October 10, 1956, in Newport News, Virginia.[3] He is a graduate of New York University Film School.[4]

CareerEdit

Gordon's first producing effort[when?] was the Off-Broadway production of The Buddy System at Circle in the Square downtown.[5]

In the television arena, Gordon currently serves as an executive producer on Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Ray Donovan, Quantico, and the franchise spin-off Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders for CBS. In 2015 Gordon was honored by the Producers Guild of America with the Norman Lear Award for achievement in television. Gordon is a five-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee and two-time winner. Additionally, he won a Golden Globe Award for his work on Grey's Anatomy.

Gordon's recent films include Steve Jobs, written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and directed by Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle, and War Dogs, starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, with Todd Phillips directing. Past film credits include Saving Private Ryan, 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, Speed, Source Code, The Messenger, and The Patriot. As an executive producer and financier, Gordon's credits include Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Wonder Boys, The Painted Veil, A Simple Plan, and Primary Colors.

Gordon is the President Emeritus of the Producers Guild of America, having served as its President from 2010 through 2014.

The Mark Gordon Company / eOneEdit

In 2015, The Mark Gordon Company partnered with Entertainment One to create an independent television and film studio as eOne acquired a 51% of the production company.[6] Gordon serves as CEO of the company, which both finances and produces premium content by Gordon as well as other producers. As of 2018, eOne fully owns his company with him becoming President and Chief Content Officer of Film, Television and Digital.[7][8]

CreditsEdit

“Youth and Consequences”

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Officers, Board Members & Staff". Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  2. ^ Zax, David (July 11, 2014). ""Ray Donovan" Producer Mark Gordon On How To Leave Good Things Alone". Fast Company.
  3. ^ Holtzclaw, Mike (March 21, 1999). "From Here to Hollywood Newport News Native May Bring Oscar Glory Home". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. p. H.1. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  4. ^ Nicholson, David (March 30, 1990). "Opportunity Knocks for Newport News Native". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. p. D.1. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  5. ^ McNamara, Mary (June 29, 2006). "'He Has Hollywood to Run'". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia: Tribune Publishing. p. D.1. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  6. ^ Barraclough, Leo (January 5, 2015). "EOne Acquires 51% Stake in the Mark Gordon Co. for $133 Million". Variety. Los Angeles: Variety Media, LLC. (Penske Media Corporation). Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 29, 2018). "Mark Gordon Becomes Entertainment One President, John Morayniss Exits". Deadline Hollywood. United States: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  8. ^ "Mark Gordon to Lead Film, Television and Digital Content for Entertainment One in Newly-Created Role of President and Chief Content Officer". Business Wire. San Francisco: Berkshire Hathaway. January 29, 2018. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  9. ^ "'Street Fighter' TV Series in the Works". comicbook.com. Retrieved 2018-03-23.

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