Mark Gordon

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
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.

Early life and education

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]

Career

Gordon's first producing effort 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 / eOne

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 $133,000,000.00.[6] Gordon served as CEO of the company, which finances and produces content by Gordon and other producers. In 2018, eOne paid Gordon an additional $240,000,000.00 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][8] On August 22, 2019, Hasbro announced that it would acquire eOne for $4 billion.[9][10]Hasbro’s self-stated motives for acquiring the company we’re closely tied to Gordon’s involvement. Gordon’s personal proceeds from the eOne and subsequent Hasbro acquisition were reported to be upwards of $500,000,000.00.

Credits

All films, he was producer unless otherwise noted.

Film

Year Film Notes
1988Brothers in Arms
1990Opportunity Knocks
1992Traces of Red
Fly by Night
1993Swing Kids
1994Speed
Trial by Jury
1995A Pyromaniac's Love Story
1996Broken Arrow
1997The RelicExecutive producer
Speed 2: Cruise ControlExecutive producer
The JackalExecutive producer
1998Hard Rain
Paulie
Black DogExecutive producer
Saving Private Ryan
A Simple PlanExecutive producer
1999VirusExecutive producer
It's the RageExecutive producer
2000Isn't She GreatExecutive producer
The Patriot
2003The League of Extraordinary GentlemenExecutive producer
2004Laws of AttractionExecutive producer
The Day After Tomorrow
2005The MatadorExecutive producer
Hostage
Casanova
Winter PassingExecutive producer
PrimeExecutive producer
Life of the PartyExecutive producer
2006The Hoax
The Painted VeilExecutive producer
2007Talk to Me
200810,000 BC
Heart of a DragonExecutive producer
2009The Messenger
12 Rounds
2012
2011The Details
Source Code
RampartExecutive producer
2013The To Do ListExecutive producer
2015Steve Jobs
2016War Dogs
2017Sand Castle
Molly's Game
Murder on the Orient Express
2018The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
2019Official SecretsExecutive producer
MidwayExecutive producer
2020Death on the Nile
TBA
Awake
Bunny Lake Is Missing
Cowboy Ninja Viking
Don't Look Now
Killing Pablo
The Killer
As an actor
Year Film Role
1994SpeedReporter Waving Outside Airport Fence
Uncredited

Television

Year Title Notes Ref.
1983How to Be a Perfect Person in Just Three DaysTelevision film
1984−85ABC Afterschool Special
1987Disneyland
CBS Summer Playhouse
1991Lightning FieldTelevision film
Executive producer
Love KillsTelevision film
Executive producer
1994The Man Who Wouldn't DieTelevision pilot
Executive producer
1985−95CBS Schoolbreak Special
1997The RipperTelevision film
Executive producer
1997−2000Untitled 90's ProjectExecutive producer
2003And Starring Pancho Villa as HimselfTelevision film
Executive producer
FootstepsTelevision film
Executive producer
2004−05LAX
2005Warm SpringsTelevision film
Executive producer
2006A House DividedTelevision film
Executive producer
2007−09ReaperExecutive producer
2009House RulesTelevision film
Executive producer
Empire StateTelevision film
Executive producer
2010It Takes a VillageTelevision film
Executive producer
2011Criminal Minds: Suspect BehaviorExecutive producer
IdentityTelevision film
Executive producer
2012Dark HorseTelevision film
Executive producer
AmericanaTelevision pilot
Executive producer
2007−13Private PracticeExecutive producer
Army WivesExecutive producer
2013Family ToolsExecutive producer
GothicaTelevision film
Executive producer
2014BenchedExecutive producer
ClementineTelevision film
Executive producer
2015AgathaTelevision film
Executive producer
2016−17ConvictionExecutive producer
Criminal Minds: Beyond BordersExecutive producer
2017The ClimbTelevision film
Executive producer
Las ReinasExecutive producer
2018Youth & ConsequencesExecutive producer
2015−18QuanticoExecutive producer
2013−19Ray DonovanExecutive producer
2005−19Criminal MindsExecutive producer
2016−19Designated SurvivorExecutive producer
2018−19The RookieExecutive producer
2005−19Grey's AnatomyExecutive producer
TBAStreet Fighter
[11]
As director
Year Title Notes
1980Good Time Harry
1995CBS Schoolbreak SpecialEpisode: "Children Remember the Holocaust"
As an actor
Year Title Role
1985ABC Afterschool Special2nd Paramedic

References

  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. "Hasbro to Acquire Entertainment One Adding Brands and Expanding Storytelling Through Global Entertainment". Hasbro. Retrieved 2019-09-02.
  10. Low, Elaine; Low, Elaine (August 22, 2019). "Hasbro Acquires Entertainment One in $4 Billion All-Cash Deal".
  11. "'Street Fighter' TV Series in the Works". comicbook.com. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
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