Award-winning motion picture producer, executive producer, financier and international distributor, Mark Gordon's film credits include The Patriot, Saving Private Ryan, The Jackal, and Speed. He is best-known by television viewers as executive producer for Criminal Minds, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Army Wives, and Reaper.
His awards include an Emmy
In 2005, Mark won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie in his work on Warm Springs.
Mark Gordon has served on the Holocaust Documentation and Information Center board of directors and is a former member of the Motion Picture Committee of the United States Information Agency.
Mark Gordon has produced more than a dozen films for television, including And Starring Poncho Villa as Himself for HBO, which received nine Emmy Award nominations in 2003.
Mark Gordon serves on the boards of the Producers Guild of America, the Virginia Film Festival, and Teach for America-Los Angeles.
In June 2008, Gordon was honored with the Spirit of Chrysalis Award for his work in helping the financially disadvantaged find employment. The celebrity-studded Butterfly Ball was reported to have raised over $1 million for Chrysalis.
Mark Gordon has produced and financed more than 50 films and television programs with theatrical box-office revenue that exceeds 3 billion dollars.
Mark Gordon received the BAFTA Award for Best Children's Film in 1998 for Paulie: A Parrot's Tale.
Mark Gordon produced Fly By Night, a rap musical that won the Filmmaker's Prize at the 1993 Sundance Festival.
Mark Gordon produced and directed the critically acclaimed documentary short subject Nothing But Sun, a journey through The Holocaust as seen through the eyes of young people. Hosted by Keanu Reeves, the film aired as a CBS Schoolbreak Special.
Responding to the question on what shows have influenced his career, Mark Gordon listed The Dick Van Dyke Show, I Love Lucy, The Wild Wild West, and The Bold Ones.
Mark Gordon is a graduate of New York University Film School.
Besides his own shows, Mark Gordon's favorite television programs are Boston Legal, Heroes, The Sopranos, Entourage, and House.
In 1986, Mark won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Special in his work on The War Between the s.
Mark Gordon began his producing career in 1984 with the off-broadway play The Buddy System, which was written by Jonathan Marc Feldman.
Mark Gordon: (discussing Ed Bernero and Criminal Minds) Making a series is different from making a pilot. Having a guy like Ed as the showrunner makes a huge difference. The reason the show is run so well is because of him, and I give him an enormous amount of credit.
Mark Gordon: (on what defines his personal gratification) Getting up every morning and working on shows that I love, with people I love working with.
Mark Gordon: (discussing the most difficult aspect of being a producer, Variety - June 2007) It's only difficult if you make yourself miserable. I'm happy and I love doing what I do. What do I have to complain about?
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