Mark Gordon is an award-winning motion picture and television producer with more than 100 motion picture and television projects to his credit.
Gordon's forthcoming films include Molly's Game starring Academy Award nominated Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba, with Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin writing and directing; Murder on the Orient Express directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh; The Nutcracker and the Four Realms with Lasse Hallström directing, and starring Keira Knightly, Morgan Freeman, Mackenzie Foy, and Misty Copeland; and war drama Sand Castle directed by Fernando Coimbra, starring Nicholas Hoult and Henry Cavill. Past film credits include Saving Private Ryan (earning him Academy Award and BAFTA nominations, as well as a Golden Globe win for Best Picture), Steve Jobs, War Dogs, 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, Speed, Source Code, The Messenger and The Patriot, among others. As executive producer and financier, Gordon's credits include Tomb Raider, Wonder Boys, The Painted Veil, A Simple Plan, and Primary Colors.
In the television arena, Gordon currently serves as an executive producer on Grey's Anatomy, Ray Donovan, Criminal Minds, franchise spin-off Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, and Quantico. The Mark Gordon Company is also the lead studio on the new drama series Designated Survivor, starring Kiefer Sutherland, and Conviction, starring Hayley Atwell, which both premiered on ABC this fall. 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 Emmy nominee and two-time winner. Notably, he produced and directed the Emmy Award-winning documentary Nothing But the Sun, a journey through the Holocaust as seen through the eyes of children. Additionally, he won a Golden Globe for his work on Grey's Anatomy. Some of his other television credits include the Emmy Award winning Warm Springs, Private Practice, Army Wives and Reaper.
In 2015, The Mark Gordon Company partnered with Entertainment One (eOne) to create an independent television and film studio. Gordon serves as CEO for the company, which both finances and produces premium content by Mark as well as other producers.
Gordon is the President Emeritus of the Producers Guild of America, having served as its President from 2010 through 2014, where he spearheaded the establishment of The Producer's Mark.
A devoted philanthropist and champion of public education, Gordon is the founder of Citizens of the World Charter Schools (CWC), which serves 1,400 students across five schools in Los Angeles and Brooklyn, New York. CWC will be expanding to include two more schools in Kansas City in 2016. Gordon currently serves on the board of the Fulfillment Fund and is the former chairman of Teach for America Los Angeles. He is also a former board member of The Holocaust Documentation & Education Center, the Virginia Film Festival, Chrysalis, the Motion Picture and Television Fund, and UCLA Lab School.