Mark is currently developing a number of new projects including a mini series set in 1925 Venice, Palazzo Rezzonico; a documentary series, À La Carte about the world’s best restaurants, chefs and restaurateurs; The Lightning Field, a series about art, crime and politics, a comedy series Wired about the record business, and Banditry & How to Commit It, about US bank robbers.
He has a background in production working for CBS, the Travel Channel and the BBC both in Los Angeles and London. He was a location manager and production assistant on CBS’s long running multi-award winning The Amazing Race series. His first writing credit was as story producer for California’s Johlt Productions’ One Way Ticket.
He was born and raised in Salisbury, Wiltshire and then studied recording arts at London’s SAE Institute, obtaining a BA (Hons), with the ambition to develop a career as a recording engineer. He later moved into band and tour management before deciding to pursue a career in film and then spent 3 years on the MA scriptwriting course at London’s Goldsmith College.
He is also an in-demand researcher and military historian, working for A list authors and television presenters. He is a seasoned traveller and speaks some Arabic and Russian and most of the main European languages. As a young man he was mentored by writer Sir Terry Pratchett whose wise counsel serves as a constant inspiration. Mark and his family now live in Hampshire.