DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL & MEDIA ARTS
B.S. Syracuse University
Mark has written and produced over 150 hours of TV's most original and highest rated content including The Sopranos, The X Files, EZ Streets, JAG, Law and Order, The Practice, Cover Me, Farscape and Mystery Woman for studios including HBO, Paramount, Fox, Universal, CBS, and SyFy. He also wrote and produced animated TV including Steven Spielberg's Tiny Toons, Batman, Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Taz-Mania and 2 Stupid Dogs for Warner Bros., Disney, and The Cartoon Network. He has three Emmy Nominations for best writing and a Golden Globe award.
He worked in production on multiple seasons of sitcoms including NBC's Spencer and Under One Roof. But his career began in NYC, where—after working Off-Broadway as Stage Manager on The Fantasticks and on the Broadway shows Sophisticated Ladies and Piaf—he became Production Manager and Producer for over 100 national TV commercials. Campaigns included, "Got Milk?," the Diet Coke product launch, Miller Lite's "Tastes Great/Less Filling," Dr Pepper's, "I'm A Pepper!" and ongoing ads for McDonalds, Budweiser, Heineken, Volvo, Ford, Nike, Pepsi, Oil of Olay, and Clairol—all while moonlighting as a production assistant and all-around go-fer on TV specials at Rockefeller Music Hall, Broadway theaters, and for MTV music videos. While completing his MFA, he teaches screenwriting including Prime Time Drama, Television Pilots, Introduction to TV Writing, and Composition.
Awards & Honors
- 3 Emmy Nominations - Best Writing for Animation, Best Animated Show
Golden Globe Award - Best TV Drama, The X Files