About Our Directors

6858524Mark Johnson, a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, began his filmmaking career in San Francisco before moving to Los Angeles.

Currently working as Executive Producer on "Echo" for Walt Disney Pictures and as Line Producer on "Jobs" Starring Aston Kutcher. Mark recently produced two commercials for the California Anti-Tobacco Initiative, "Flaming Dagger" and "Quicksand" in association with ad agency A-Partnership of NYC. Mark Executive Produced the online series Fear Clinic (2.5 Million viewers in 1st 3 weeks of live) for FEAR.net, in association with Comcast, Sony Pictures and Lionsgate, directed by Robert Hall, written by Aaron Drane and starring Robert Englund, Danielle Harris and Kane Hodder.  Mark recently finished Producing the ABC Family Televison Pilot, "The Fosters" starring Teri Polo, directed by Timothy Busfield and Exec Produced by Jennifer Lopez.

As Co-Producer, Mark successfully oversaw multiple films, including the Sony Screen Gems film, Easy A (budget $7m; domestic gross $58m), written and directed by Will Gluck, starring Emma Stone, Thomas Hayden Church, Lisa Kudrow and Stanley Tucci and The Slammin' Salmon, the latest comedy film from The Broken Lizard, the writing and acting troupe that created Super Troopers and Beerfest. Mark partnered as Co-Producer with Wayne Rice, Producer of New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, Dude- Where's my Car? and Suicide Kings on three films: Killer Pad, directed by Robert Englund; House Broken, written and directed by Sam Harper starring Danny De Vito; and Finding Amanda written and directed by Peter Tolan (writer/director & co-creator of FX Networks' Rescue Me), starring Matthew Broderick. Finding Amanda was an Official Selection of the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.

Mark produced several award-winning short films, including: Special Delivery, which won the Silver Award in the Comedy Original Category at World-Fest Flagstaff and Patriot Son, an official selection at the Telluride Film Festival, winner of the Best of LA award at the Los Angeles International Short Fest and winner of Best Dramatic Adaptation at World Fest in Charleston, SC. Mark worked with Adam Sandler's company, Happy Madison, on Grandma's Boy and Strange Wilderness as a Production Supervisor. Early in his career, Mark received a COLA Award for Location Manager of the Year for his work on some of Hollywood's biggest films.

Mark currently resides in Los Angeles with his family.