Mark Morgan (producer)

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Mark Morgan
Nationality American
Education UCLA
Occupation Producer, Executive Producer
Years active 1995–present
Known for Imprint Entertainment
Maverick FIlms
Mount Diablo Entertainment
Notable work The Twilight Saga film series
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Agent Cody Banks

Mark Paul Morgan is an American film producer who has been a producer and executive producer on films including The Twilight Saga film series, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and the Agent Cody Banks films.

Career[edit]

Morgan began his producing career at New Regency and Warner Brothers as a story editor on such films as L.A. Confidential, Heat, A Time to Kill, and Murder at 1600'. He moved on to be Director of Development and later Vice President of Production at Orion/MPCA, where he was involved in the development and production of film projects such as Ringmaster.[1] When Orion/ MPCA split off to form Destination Films, Morgan served as Executive Vice President of the company and produced films including Beautiful,[2][3] Slackers,[4] and The Wedding Planner.[5]

Morgan moved on to become the CEO of Maverick Films,[6] founded by Guy Oseary and Madonna. He optioned the manuscript Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.[7] It later became The New York Times bestselling novel and The Twilight Saga. He also produced Agent Cody Banks,[8] Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London,[9] Sam's Lake, The Gravedancers,[10] Frostbite,[11] Cruel World,[12] My Sassy Girl, Material Girls,[13] and Hit and Run. Morgan executive produced the TV series The Riches, starring Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver for Fox Television Studios and FX.[14]

In 2008, Morgan co-founded Imprint Entertainment[15] and produced Twilight,[16] directed by Katherine Hardwick, for Summit Entertainment. He also produced the Twilight Saga sequels The Twilight Saga: New Moon,[17] The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,[18] and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1[19] and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.[20]

Morgan continued his successful book-to-film adaptations by executive producing Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief[21] and the sequel Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.[22]

Morgan was head of the film and television production company Outlier[23] from 2012–2014; in 2013 he signed on to produce the film Savage, based on an acclaimed graphic novel.[24]

Morgan founded Mount Diablo Entertainment in August 2014.[citation needed]

Awards[edit]

In 2009, Morgan won the Vision Award for "A Producer of Vision"[25] and the 2009 MTV Movie Award's Golden Popcorn for Best Movie of the Year for Twilight.[26][27] He received the MTV Award again the following year for New Moon.[28]

Filmography[edit]

Producer Credits Year
Slightly Single in L.A. 2013
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 2013
Hansel & Gretel Get Baked 2013
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 2012
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 2011
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 2010
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief 2010
The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009
The Stepfather 2009
The Industry 2009
Hit and Run 2009
Twilight 2009
My Sassy Girl 2008
The Riches 2007–2008
Alyx 2008
Material Girls 2006
Sam's Lake 2006
The Gravedancers 2006
Chasing Christmas 2005
Cruel World 2005
Frostbite 2005
20 Days Until I'm Famous 2004
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London 2004
Agent Cody Banks 2003
Slackers 2002
The Wedding Planner 2001
Beautiful 2000
Ringmaster 1998

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ringmaster - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Beautiful (2000) Production Credits". New York Times. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mark Morgan | Movies and Biography – Yahoo! Movies". Movies.yahoo.com. April 20, 2011. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ Variety.com.[dead link]
  5. ^ "The-Wedding-Planner - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. February 27, 2013. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ Variety[dead link]
  7. ^ "EXCLUSIVE! Thank Goodness THIS Didn't Happen: 'The Twilight Saga' Was Almost Made Into An Action Series!". Hollywood Life. September 23, 2010. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Agent-Cody-Banks - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. March 5, 2013. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  9. ^ Variety[dead link]
  10. ^ Variety[dead link]
  11. ^ Frostbite. "Frostbite: Peter Jason, Traci Lords, Adam Grimes, Phil Morris, Carmen Nicole, Baelyn Neff, Oliver Macready, Ron Zimmerman, Christian Oliver, Gus Farewell, Rick Overton, Maggie Rowe, Jonathan B. Schwartz, Barry Quart, Clayton Hoover, Eric Belcher, James Vallely, Mark Morgan, Paul Miller, Steve Rogers: Movies & TV". Amazon.com. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  12. ^ Sparktech Software LLC (October 27, 2006). "Cruel World —". Boxoffice.com. Archived from the original on October 4, 2013. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  13. ^ Dargis, Manohla (August 19, 2006). "Material Girls - Review - Movies". The New York Times. 
  14. ^ Stanley, Alessandra (March 12, 2007). "The Riches - TV - Review". The New York Times. 
  15. ^ Hayes, Dade. "Imprint sets up six-pack of films," Variety (AUGUST 17, 2008)
  16. ^ "Mark Morgan - About This Person - Movies & TV - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  17. ^ Variety[dead link]
  18. ^ "Mark Morgan – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2". Fandango.com. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  19. ^ McCarthy, Todd. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  20. ^ Justin Chang. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2". Variety. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  21. ^ Gronvall, Andrea. "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief". Chicago Reader. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  22. ^ pt:Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (filme)
  23. ^ "Outlier". Outlierco.com. June 1, 2009. Archived from the original on January 22, 2013. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Bigfoot vs. Werewolves Movie in Works as ‘Twilight’ Producer Acquires Graphic Novel ‘Savage’ (Exclusive)," The Wrap (Nov. 4, 2013).
  25. ^ "Twilight Wins Vision Award". Twilight Lexicon. June 27, 2009. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  26. ^   (May 4, 2009). "2009 MTV Movie Award Nominations: 'Twilight' takes on 'Slumdog' - latimes.com". Latimesblogs.latimes.com. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  27. ^ Vena, Jocelyn (September 2, 2009). "'Twilight' Owned 2009 MTV Movie Awards: A Look Back – Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV.com. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  28. ^ Wigler, Josh (June 7, 2010). "2010 MTV Movie Awards Dominated By 'New Moon,' Sandra Bullock, Les Grossman | MTV Movie Awards". Mtv.com. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 

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