Mark has been producing entertainment content since 1986 when he began his graduate studies at NYU’s Graduate Film School. Chosen by the faculty to be one of six students to study under the tutelage of Martin Scorsese, his student films won top awards three years in a row. His thesis film won a total of 17 awards worldwide including first place in the national FOCUS Awards competition sponsored by Steven Spielberg.
After film school Mark spent 6 years at a major advertising agency where he produced over a hundred national commercials. But restless with the conservative confines of a large agency, Mark left to found Lumina Films, a boutique filmmaker's production & editorial company with an eye towards challenging cost-conscious independent film & video production, new media content and putting the drama in from of the camera - not behind it. Since its founding Lumina Films has created an impressive body of commercials, healthcare content, branded entertainment, industrials, feature films, educational videos, TV documentaries, music videos and webisodes. To date Lumina Films has garnered over 45 awards for their outstanding work.