Mark Gordon (born October 10, 1956) is an American television and film producer. He is a former President of the Producers Guild of America.
|Born||October 10, 1956|
Newport News, Virginia, U.S.
|Alma mater||New York University Film School|
|Occupation||Film producer, television producer|
(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's first producing effort was the Off-Broadway production of The Buddy System at Circle in the Square downtown.
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. 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. On August 22, 2019, Hasbro announced that it would acquire eOne for $4 billion.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.
All films, he was producer unless otherwise noted.
- As an actor
|1994||Speed||Reporter Waving Outside Airport Fence|
|1983||How to Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days||Television film|
|1984−85||ABC Afterschool Special|
|CBS Summer Playhouse|
|1991||Lightning Field||Television film|
|Love Kills||Television film|
|1994||The Man Who Wouldn't Die||Television pilot|
|1985−95||CBS Schoolbreak Special|
|1997||The Ripper||Television film|
|1997−2000||Untitled 90's Project||Executive producer|
|2003||And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself||Television film|
|2005||Warm Springs||Television film|
|2006||A House Divided||Television film|
|2009||House Rules||Television film|
|Empire State||Television film|
|2010||It Takes a Village||Television film|
|2011||Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior||Executive producer|
|2012||Dark Horse||Television film|
|2007−13||Private Practice||Executive producer|
|Army Wives||Executive producer|
|2013||Family Tools||Executive producer|
|Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders||Executive producer|
|2017||The Climb||Television film|
|Las Reinas||Executive producer|
|2018||Youth & Consequences||Executive producer|
|2013−19||Ray Donovan||Executive producer|
|2005−19||Criminal Minds||Executive producer|
|2016−19||Designated Survivor||Executive producer|
|2018−19||The Rookie||Executive producer|
|2005−19||Grey's Anatomy||Executive producer|
- As director
|1980||Good Time Harry|
|1995||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Episode: "Children Remember the Holocaust"|
- As an actor
|1985||ABC Afterschool Special||2nd Paramedic|
- "Officers, Board Members & Staff". Retrieved October 28, 2012.
- Zax, David (July 11, 2014). ""Ray Donovan" Producer Mark Gordon On How To Leave Good Things Alone". Fast Company.
- 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.
- Nicholson, David (March 30, 1990). "Opportunity Knocks for Newport News Native". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. p. D.1. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
- McNamara, Mary (June 29, 2006). "'He Has Hollywood to Run'". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia: Tribune Publishing. p. D.1. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
- 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.
- 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.
- "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.
- "Hasbro to Acquire Entertainment One Adding Brands and Expanding Storytelling Through Global Entertainment". Hasbro. Retrieved 2019-09-02.
- Low, Elaine; Low, Elaine (August 22, 2019). "Hasbro Acquires Entertainment One in $4 Billion All-Cash Deal".
- "'Street Fighter' TV Series in the Works". comicbook.com. Retrieved 2018-03-23.