Mark Burnett

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Mark Burnett
MarkBurnettJuly09.jpg
Burnett in 2009
Born (1960-07-17) 17 July 1960 (age 54)
London, England
Occupation Television producer, executive producer, author
Religion Christian[1]
Spouse(s) Dianne J. Burnett (née Valentine) (ca. 1991–2003; divorced); two sons
Roma Downey (m. 2007)
Children James and Cameron Burnett
Reilly Anspaugh (stepdaughter)

Mark Burnett (born 17 July 1960) is a British television producer based in Los Angeles and is currently the CEO of United Artists Media Group, a subsidiary of MGM Holdings.

Burnett is currently the executive producer of 11 network television series. He has won six Emmy Awards, two Producers Guild of America Awards, two Critics' Choice Television Awards, and five People's Choice Awards.[2] His current unscripted series are Survivor, The Apprentice, The Voice, The Sing Off, Shark Tank, Beyond the Tank, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, 500 Questions and the People's Choice Awards. In addition to these network shows, Burnett also produces cable series: On the Menu, Women of the Bible, Lucha Underground, and Divine Intervention (working title). In 2013, TV Guide Magazine named Burnett its "Producer of the Year." In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter named Burnett No. 1 on the Top 50 Reality Players in 2014.[3] In 2015, Burnett was named No. 1 on the Reality TV Power List: 30 Most Powerful Sellers of 2015 in The Hollywood Reporter.[4]

In 2013, Burnett produced The Bible series that brought in around 100 million viewers, which ended up being the most-watched cable miniseries of the year. He produced the follow up series A.D.: The Bible Continues, which premiered in Spring 2015. In 2014, Burnett produced the feature film Son of God and is now producing another, Ben-Hur for a 2016 release.

Additionally he has authored four books, including the autobiographical self-help book Jump In! in 2005.

Early life[edit]

Mark Burnett was born on 17 July 1960 in London, the only child of Archie and Jean Burnett, both Scottish Ford Motors factory workers,[5] and was raised in Dagenham, Essex. His father was a Roman Catholic and his mother was a Presbyterian, although it is not known in which denomination he was raised.[6] Aged 17, he enlisted in the British Army, and became a Section Commander in the Parachute Regiment. From 1978–82 he served with the 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment in C Company and saw action during the Falklands War.[5] He has been a naturalized United States citizen since 1990, according to some reports.[citation needed]

Early career[edit]

In October 1982, Burnett decided to immigrate to the United States, where he met up with a friend, Nick Hill, who had emigrated from the UK several years earlier and was working as a nanny and chauffeur. Hill knew of an open position for a live-in nanny position with the Jaeger family in affluent Beverly Hills. Despite having no experience as a nanny, Burnett went on the interview. The Jaegers, realizing the advantage of having a nanny and security at the same time, hired him. After a year of working for the Jaegers, he moved on to another family in Malibu, taking care of two boys for $250 a week. He was eventually given a position in the insurance office owned by Burt, the father of the two boys. Two years later, he decided to rent a portion of a fence at Venice Beach and sell T-shirts for $18 each during weekends. Realizing he made more money selling T-shirts, he left his insurance job.[7] In 1991, Burnett, along with four others, joined a French adventure competition called the Raid Gauloises. After competing, Burnett saw a business opportunity in holding similar competitions. He purchased the format rights and brought a similar competition, Eco-Challenge, to America. Eco-Challenge launched Burnett's career as a television producer.[5]

Productions[edit]

Burnett is best known for producing the hit reality show Survivor, which premiered in the summer of 2000 and was the most watched summer series since Sonny and Cher.[8] Survivor was named the Number 1 reality series of all time by Entertainment Weekly in 2009.[9]

Burnett has produced several other television franchises including: The Apprentice, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Shark Tank, and The Voice.[10] He has maintained a strong presence in award show franchises, having produced the MTV Movie Awards (2007–2011), the annual People's Choice Awards (2010–present), the Spike Video Game Awards and the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards.[citation needed]

Burnett has produced more than 2,900 hours of television programming which regularly airs in more than 70 countries.[11] Past shows include Bully Beatdown, Combat Missions, The Contender, The Contender Asia, Expedition Africa, Expedition Impossible, How'd You Get So Rich?, Martha Stewart, My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad, On the Lot (a collaboration with Steven Spielberg), The Restaurant, Rock Star, Sarah Palin's Alaska, Stars Earn Stripes, Starmaker, Toughest Cowboy, and Wedding Day.

As well as his ongoing productions, Burnett and his wife, actress Roma Downey, produced The Bible, a 10-hour History Channel drama based upon stories of the Bible.[12] The Bible became the No. 1 new series on cable TV in 2013[13] and was the No. 1 series in Canada, Spain, and Portugal.[14] In total, with subsequent airings, The Bible was seen by more than 100 million viewers.[15] According to 20th Century Fox, The Bible was the fastest-selling TV title released on home video in the past five years and the top miniseries title ever during its first week of sale.[16]

After the success of The Bible, Burnett and Downey started developing more faith-based scripted series. A.D. will premiere on NBC on Easter Sunday 2015, and The Dovekeepers miniseries will air on CBS. In addition to these, Burnett has three more scripted projects in development: Faust and two untitled series.

In October 2013, NBC announced that it has reached a deal with Burnett and Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic to produce a television series on which contestants will compete to win a spaceflight aboard SpaceShipTwo. The series will be titled Space Race, although it is currently undeterminable when the show will begin airing.[17]

In September 2014, MGM acquired a 55 percent interest in One Three Media and Lightworkers Media, both operated by Burnett and his wife. The two companies will be consolidated into a new film and television company, United Artists Media Group. Burnett will be UA's CEO and Downey will become president of Lightworkers Media.[18]

Personal life[edit]

In January 2004, Burnett began dating Downey. In November 2006, while the two were vacationing with their children in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, he proposed to her.[19] They wed on 28 April 2007 in their Malibu home. The ceremony was officiated by Downey's former co star, Della Reese.[20]

Both Burnett and Downey produced The Bible miniseries and are now co-owners of United Artists Media Group together with MGM and Hearst. In addition to their producing projects, the couple is heavily involved with philanthropic organizations Operation Smile and Compassion. In 2014, they announced a fundraising plan called Cradle of Christianity that aims to raise $25 million to help Iraqi and Syrian Christians and other minorities displaced by ISIL survive the upcoming winter.[21]

Burnett was previously married to Dianne J. Burnett (née Valentine); they have two sons, James and Cameron.[22] The couple filed for legal separation in September 2002 and a judgment for legal separation was granted in December 2003.[22][23] They later divorced.[when?]

Awards, honours and affiliations[edit]

In 2004, Time called Burnett one of the Most Influential People in the World Today.[24] Burnett was also named "Philanthropist of the Year" by the Reality Cares Foundation. He has won both Brandweek's "Marketer of the Year Award", the prestigious Rose d’Or Frapa Format Award, the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award and the Norman Lear Award from the Producers Guild of America.

Burnett served for two years on the Board of Directors for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.[25] In November 2007, Burnett was elected into the Broadcast & Cable Hall of Fame and in 2008, it was announced that he would be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. On 8 July 2009, Burnett received a star at 6664 Hollywood Blvd.[26] In June 2011, Burnett was elected into the Producers Guild of America Council Board of Delegates and currently serves on the Producers Council. He is an ambassador for Operation Smile.

In 2013, the ten-hour mini-series The Bible received the Parents Television Council 2013 Seal of Approval. Shark Tank, The Voice, and Survivor were all nominated for Critics Choice Awards, at which the Voice won for Best Reality Series - Competition.[27] The three shows were nominated for the Television Critics Association Awards, at which 'Shark Tank won for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming.[28]

In 2013, The Voice, Shark Tank and The Bible were nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards; “The Voice” won for Outstanding Reality – Competition Program. “The Voice” and “Shark Tank” were nominated at the 2015 Critics’ Choice Television Awards, at which “Shark Tank” won for Best Reality Series.

In 2014, Burnett and his wife Roma Downey were recipients of the Anti-Defamation League’s Entertainment Industry Award.

Awards[edit]

Special Awards

  • 2004: Brandweek Marketer of the Year Award
  • 2004: Reality Cares Foundation 'Philanthropist of the Year'[29]
  • 2004: 'Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award'
  • 2004: Time Magazine: 'Time 100: 100 Most Influential People in the World Today'
  • 2005: Rose d’Or Frapa Format Award
  • 2009: Producers Guild of America 'Norman Lear Award'[30]
  • 2009: Hollywood Walk of Fame Star: 'Excellence in Television'[31]
  • 2010: Producers Guild of America 'Lifetime Achievement Award in Television'
  • 2013: TV Guide Magazine 'Producer of the Year'
  • 2013: The Dove Foundation Recognition of 'Son of God'
  • 2014: Anti-Defamation League 'Entertainment Award'

Nominations and wins[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
1999 Sports Emmy Award Best Program Achievement Eco-Challenge: Morocco Won
2001 Publicists Guild of America Maxwell Weinberg Publicists Showmanship Award for Television Survivor Won
2001 Reggie Awards Super Reggie for Multi-Channel Integrated Promotion Involving Consumer and Trade Special Survivor Won
2001 GLAAD Award Recognition Award Survivor: The Australian Outback Won
2001 Diversity Awards Most Diverse Television Ensemble Cast Survivor: The Australian Outback Won
2001 Family Television Awards Reality/ Alternative Programming Survivor: The Australian outback Won
2001 Peoples Choice Awards Favorite Reality Based Television Program Survivor: The Australian Outback Won
2001 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Non-Fiction Programming Survivor: The Australian outback Won
2001 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Sound Mixing for Non-Fiction Programming Survivor: The Australian Outback Won
2002 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Class Program Survivor Nominated
2002 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video for a Series Survivor: Africa Nominated
2002 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic, Multi-Camera) for VMC Programming Survivor: Africa Nominated
2002 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Picture Editing for Non-Fiction Programming Survivor: Marquesas Nominated
2002 Peoples Choice Awards Favorite Reality Based Television Program Survivor: The Australian Outback Won
2003 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Art Direction for a Variety or Music Program Survivor: Thailand and Survivor: Amazon (judged as one show) Nominated
2003 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming Survivor: Thailand and Survivor: Amazon (judged as one show) Nominated
2003 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming Survivor: Thailand and Survivor: Amazon (judged as one show) Nominated
2003 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Reality Competition Program Survivor: Thailand and Survivor: Amazon (judged as one show) Nominated
2003 Peoples Choice Awards Favorite Reality Based Television Program Survivor: Thailand Won
2003 TV Week's Annual Critics Poll Number 1 Reality Show Survivor Won
2003 TV Week's Annual Critics Poll Number 7 Favorite Show Survivor Won
2004 TV Critic's Association Awards Program of the Year The Apprentice Won
2004 Producers Guild of America Television Producer of the Year in Reality/ Game/ Informational Series Survivor Won
2004 Peoples Choice Awards Favorite Reality Based Television Program Survivor Won
2004 Teen Choice Awards Breakout TV Show The Apprentice Nominated
2004 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming The Apprentice Nominated
2004 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming The Apprentice Nominated
2004 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Reality- Competition Program The Apprentice Nominated
2004 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming The Apprentice Nominated
2004 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming Survivor Nominated
2004 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming Survivor Nominated
2004 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Reality- Competition Program Survivor Nominated
2004 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming Survivor Nominated
2005 British Academy Television Awards Best Feature The Apprentice Won
2005 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming Survivor Nominated
2005 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming Survivor Nominated
2005 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Reality- Competition Program Survivor Nominated
2005 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming The Apprentice Nominated
2005 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming The Apprentice Nominated
2005 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Reality- Competition Program The Apprentice Nominated
2006 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Service Show Martha Nominated
2006 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming Survivor Nominated
2006 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming Survivor Nominated
2006 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Reality- Competition Program Survivor Nominated
2006 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming Survivor Nominated
2006 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming Survivor Nominated
2006 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming The Apprentice Nominated
2007 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming Survivor Nominated
2007 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lifestyle Program Martha Nominated
2008 Young Artist Award Best Family Television Reality Show, Game Show, or Documentary Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Won
2008 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Game Show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Nominated
2008 Peoples Choice Awards Favorite Game Show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Nominated
2008 Kids Choice Awards Favorite Reality Show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Nominated
2009 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming The Celebrity Apprentice Nominated
2009 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming Survivor: Tocantins Nominated
2009 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality- Competition Survivor: Tocatins Won
2010 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains Nominated
2010 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality- Competition Program Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains Won
2010 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains Won
2011 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lifestyle Program Martha Won
2011 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming Survivor: Redemption Island Nominated
2011 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality- Competition Program Survivor: Redemption Island Won
2011 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming Survivor: Redemption Island Nominated
2012 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming Survivor: South Pacific Nominated
2012 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming Survivor: South Pacific Nominated
2012 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming The Voice Nominated
2012 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special The Voice Nominated
2012 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lighting Design/ Lighting Direction for a Variety Series The Voice Nominated
2012 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Reality- Competition Program The Voice Nominated
2012 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Reality Program Shark Tank Nominated
2012 British Academy Television Awards Best Reality & Constructed Factual The Young Apprentice Won
2013 TCA Awards Reality Shark Tank Won
2013 TCA Awards Reality Survivor Nominated
2013 TCA Awards Reality The Voice Nominated
2013 Critics' Choice Awards Best Reality Series- Competition Shark Tank Nominated
2013 Critics' Choice Awards Best Reality Series- Competition Survivor Nominated
2013 Critics' Choice Awards Best Reality Series- Competition The Voice Won
2013 Parents Television Council Seal of Approval The Bible Won
2013 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lifestyle Program Martha Won
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) Survivor: Philippines Nominated
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming Survivor: Philippines Nominated
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming Survivor: Philippines Nominated
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming Survivor: Caramoan Nominated
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming Survivor: Caramoan Nominated
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming Survivor: Philippines Nominated
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Reality- Competition Program The Voice Won
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming The Voice Nominated
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Hairstyling for Multi-Camera Series or Special The Voice Nominated
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lighting Design/ Lighting Direction for a Variety Series The Voice Won
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series The Voice Nominated
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Reality Program Shark Tank Nominated
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Miniseries or Movie The Bible Nominated
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Sound Editing for Miniseries, Movie, or a Special The Bible Nominated
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or Movie The Bible Nominated
2013 Peoples Choice Awards Favorite TV Movie/Miniseries The Bible Nominated
2013 Peoples Choice Awards Favorite Competition TV Show The Voice Won
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Sound Editing for Miniseries, Movie, or a Special The Bible Nominated
2013 PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television Shark Tank Nominated
2013 PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Competition Television The Voice Won
2014 Hollywood Reporter Reality Power List No. 1 Reality Producer
2014 TCA Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming Shark Tank Nominated
2014 TCA Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming The Voice Nominated
2014 TCA Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming Survivor Nominated
2014 TCA Career Achievement Mark Burnett Nominated
2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Reality Series - Competition Survivor Nominated
2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Reality Series - Competition The Voice Nominated
2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Reality Series - Competition Shark Tank Won
2014 Teen Choice Awards Best Reality Competition Show The Voice Won
2014 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Structured Reality Program Shark Tank Won
2014 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Nonfiction Program Shark Tank Nominated
2014 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Series Survivor Nominated
2014 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Nonfiction Program Survivor Nominated
2014 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Reality-Competition Program The Voice Nominated
2014 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Series The Voice Nominated
2014 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Hairstyle for a Multi-Camera Series The Voice Nominated
2014 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Interactive Program The Voice Nominated
2014 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series The Voice Nominated
2014 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series The Voice Nominated
2014 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming The Voice Nominated
2014 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming The Voice Nominated
2014 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Special The Voice Nominated
2014 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Art Direction for Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Programming The Voice Nominated
2014 PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Competition Television The Voice Won
2014 PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television Shark Tank Nominated
2015 PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Competition Television The Voice Won
2015 PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television Shark Tank Nominated
2015 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Reality Series - Competition The Voice Nominated
2015 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Reality Series Shark Tank Won

Published works[edit]

  • Mark Burnett (2005). Jump In!: Even If You Don't Know How to Swim. New York: Random House. ISBN 0-345-48098-8. 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Downey, Roma & Mark Burnett. Making The Bible a Daunting, Deep Experience, Huffington Post, 28 February 2013.
  2. ^ Emmy Awards website
  3. ^ "The Hollywood Reporter's Top 25 Reality Players of 2014". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Hollywood Reporter's Top 25 Reality Players of 2014". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "Mark Burnett biography". Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Mark Burnett and Roma Downey on “The Bible”, PBS, 8 March 2013.
  7. ^ Jump In! pp. 16-25. Copyright © 2005 by Mark Burnett, Ballantine Books, Random House, Inc., New York; ISBN 0-345-48098-8
  8. ^ Hochman, David (14 July 2000). "And The Banned Played On". Entertainment Weekly. 
  9. ^ 20 Best Reality-TV Shows Ever EW.com
  10. ^ "Country Singer Blake Shelton Rounds Out 'The Voice' Team Of Coaches", Deadline.com, March 2011.
  11. ^ A+E Networks – Life is Entertaining. Aenetworks.com. Retrieved on 2013-10-23.
  12. ^ Elber, Lynn (24 May 2011). "'The Bible': History Channel, Mark Burnett Creating CGI 10-Hour Miniseries". Huffington Post. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  13. ^ Press Release. Roma Downey And Mark Burnett's #1 New Cable Series THE BIBLE Is Also A New York Times Best Seller, Dominating Amazon And Is #1 On iTunes And #1 On Twitter, 25 March 2013.
  14. ^ [1]
  15. ^ Capretto, Lisa (12 April 2013). "WATCH: Mark Burnett And Roma Downey Respond To Satan-Obama Controversy". Huffington Post. 
  16. ^ Brissey, Breia. (2013-04-08) 'The Bible' sets DVD record: Fastest-selling miniseries ever | Inside TV | EW.com. Insidetv.ew.com. Retrieved on 2013-10-23.
  17. ^ Boyle, Alan (3 October 2013). "NBC teams up with Virgin Galactic for 'Space Race' reality TV show". NBC News. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  18. ^ [2]
  19. ^ Sharon Cotliar and Cynthia Wang. "Mark Burnett and Roma Downey Engaged", People.com, 27 November 2006
  20. ^ Wang, Cynthia. "Mark Burnett, Roma Downey Marry in Malibu", People.com, 29 April 2007
  21. ^ [3]
  22. ^ a b "In re the Marriage of J. MARK and DIANNE J. BURNETT". Los Angeles County Super. Ct. No. BD376427. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  23. ^ Michael Starr (28 November 2006). "BURNETT FINDS HIS 'ANGEL'". New York Post. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  24. ^ Time magazine: TIME 100 Burnett profile
  25. ^ Burnett profile at nbc.com
  26. ^ The Hollywood Reporter article on Burnett's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  27. ^ Critics Choice Award Winners 2013 — The Big Bang Theory. TVLine (2013-06-10). Retrieved on 2013-10-23.
  28. ^ The Television Critics Association Announces 2013 TCA Award Nominees | Television Critics Association. Tvcritics.org (2013-06-10). Retrieved on 2013-10-23.
  29. ^ Buzz Media. "Press Release" (PDF). Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  30. ^ PGA. "Award-Winning Television Producer Mark Burnett to Be Honored with 2010 Norman Lear Achievement Award". PGA. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  31. ^ Weber, Scott. "Mark "Survivor" Burnett Gets Hollywood Walk of Fame Star". NBC Los Angeles. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 

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