FORA.tv Speaker - Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson won the Best Picture Academy® Award for Barry Levinson’s poignant 1988 drama Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman (Best Actor Oscar®) and Tom Cruise.
His recent slate of motion pictures includes The Chronicles of Narnia franchise as well as David Chase’s Not Fade Away. Previously, he produced Nick Cassavetes’ dramas My Sister’s Keeper, starring Cameron Diaz; The Notebook, based on Nicholas Sparks’ best selling novel; Lance Hammer’s Sundance award-winning film Ballast; the Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest directed by Dean Parisot; The Rookie directed by John Lee Hancock; Mike Newell’s gangster drama Donnie Brasco starring Johnny Depp and Al Pacino; and Clint Eastwood’s A Perfect World starring Kevin Costner.
Johnson produced all of the writer-director Barry Levinson’s films from 1982-1994. In addition to Rain Man, their diverse slate of acclaimed features includes Good Morning Vietnam, The Natural, Tin Men, Avalon, Diner (their 1982 debut project, for which Levinson earned an Oscar® nomination for his screenplay), and Bugsy, nominated for 10 Academy® Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Bugsy also captured a Best Picture Golden Globe® Award.
In television, he is the executive producer of the Sundance Channel’s first scripted series “Rectify,” created by Ray McKinnon. He has been an executive producer of “Breaking Bad” since the series began.
06.12.13 | 01:04:20 min
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