Mark Gordon (producer)

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

Mark Gordon
Born
Mark Richard Gordon

(1956-10-10) October 10, 1956 (age 65)
Alma materNew York University Film School
OccupationFilm producer, television producer
Years active1981–present
Spouse(s)
  • (m. 1997; div. 2003)
  • Sally Whitehill
    (m. 2011)

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 Executive Producer on The Rookie and Grey's Anatomy while his past projects include Ray Donovan, Criminal Minds, Designated Survivor, Private Practice, and Army Wives. Gordon's work in television has garnered him a Golden Globe in addition to five Emmy nominations and two wins. In 2015 he was awarded the Norman Lear Award for Lifetime Achievement in Television by the Producers Guild of America.[citation needed]

Gordon's films include Saving Private Ryan, Steve Jobs, Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, Molly's Game, 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, Speed, Source Code, The Messenger, and The Patriot. Gordon has also taken on the role of executive producer and financier for films such as Tomb Raider, Wonder Boys, The Painted Veil, A Simple Plan, Primary Colors, and Official Secrets. As a film producer, Gordon is an Academy Award Nominee, a Golden Globe winner, a two-time nominee, and one time BAFTA winner as well as a seven-time nominee and three-time PGA award winner.[citation needed]

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

The Mark Gordon CompanyEdit

In 2015, The Mark Gordon Company partnered with Entertainment One to create an independent television and film studio as eOne acquired 51% of the production company for $133 million.[6]

Gordon served as CEO of the company, which financed and produced content by Gordon and other producers. In 2018, eOne paid Gordon an additional $240 million to fully own the Mark Gordon Company. Gordon was offered to serve as president and chief content officer of film, television and digital at eOne.[7] In July 2019, Gordon left his job as eOne president and chief content officer of film and television by shifting to a producer deal with eOne.[8]

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. 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. ^ Low, Elaine (July 25, 2019). "Mark Gordon Exits as eOne Film-TV Head, Shifts to Multi-Year Producing Deal in Wake of Conflict". Variety. Retrieved July 8, 2020.

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