Mark Burton’s career as an executive in the motion picture business spans more than 20 years, during which time he has been active in the producing, financing and distributing of independent films.
Mark began his diverse career in the entertainment business in 1995, when he founded WonderFilms to provide production/consulting services for prominent Indian film producers for their theatrical productions based in the US.
Starting in 2000, he produced and/or executive produced thirteen feature films including WATER (distributed by Fox Searchlight) the third film in director Deepa Mehta's trilogy (FIRE, EARTH, WATER), which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.
His wide-range of projects have also included THE TERRORIST, which was presented worldwide by John Malkovich, and garnered an Independent Spirit award nomination for Best Foreign Film, and ASOKA, which was the first Hindi language film to be released through major US theater circuits.
More recently, Mark executive produced NINA, starring Zoe Saldana, and Ocean Blue/ 1492's Christ the Lord, as well as the Ocean Blue/ Maiden Voyage TALULLAH, which wrapped production in July 2015.
In addition to being an independent producer, he ran Warner Brothers based Accomplice Films, in partnership with two-time Academy Award winning actress Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe. Mark also served as President of IndieVest Pictures, an independent film financier/production company and distributor.
Mark is a member of The Producers Guild of America and The British Academy of Film and Television Arts. He is a graduate of USC.