Mark Burg

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Mark Burg
Mark Burg 2010.jpg
Burg at the Saw 3D premiere on October 28, 2010
Born (1959-12-09) December 9, 1959 (age 60)
OccupationFilm producer, manager, actor
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Troy Beyer (1994–2000; divorced)
Shainaz Donnelly (2011–present)

Mark Burg (born December 9, 1959) is an American film producer,[1] manager and actor, perhaps best known for his work on the Saw film series and on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men.


Burg was President of Island Pictures in the early 1990s and produced many films such as Basketball Diaries (1995), The Sandlot, The Cure, and gave Halle Berry her first leading role, in Strictly Business (1991). In the late 1990s, with his producing partner Oren Koules, he created Evolution Entertainment, which produces film and television and manages writers, directors, and actors. In 2004, with Koules and the late Gregg Hoffman, he created the production company Twisted Pictures that mainly focuses on developing and producing horror films. Burg personally financed the first production of the Saw films with his partner, Koules. It paid off, in result of him becoming a multi-millionaire. He has received a ShoWest Awards, People's Choice Awards, has had a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the Most Successful Horror Movie Franchise, and has been nominated for three Emmy Awards, as well as received multiple awards for previous films.

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  1. ^ Friedman, Josh (24 October 2008). "Upbeat musical vs. blood and horror". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 19 August 2011.

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