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Mark Burnett

Mark Burnett

Chairman, Worldwide Television Group, MGM

Mark Burnett is a television and film producer, author, and Chairman of MGM Television.  He has garnered twelve Emmy Awards, five Producer Guild of America Awards, seven Critic's Choice Television Awards and six People's Choice Awards. Burnett has produced almost 4,000 hours of television programming, which regularly airs in more than 70 countries worldwide.

The company Burnett leads currently has 22 original primetime programs, 10 original episodes in daytime syndication as well as network television and cable series, including “The Voice” (NBC); “Survivor” (CBS); “Shark Tank”; “Fargo” (FX); “Vikings” (HISTORY); “Beat Shazam” (FOX) “Luis Miguel: The Series” (Netflix) and "The Handmaid's Tale" which won the 2017 Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series and broke ground for HULU to become the first streaming services to win this honor.  

Burnett recently re-launched his first ever series "Eco-Challenge" with Amazon Prime Video this past summer and he and his wife Roma Downey recently premiered the feature film Resurrection on discovery +.

Burnett is one of very few producers to have had a renewed series on each of the four major networks and to have multiple series win their time slots on five nights of television in the same week.  

Additionally, Burnett and Downey produced "The Bible" series on History Channel that was viewed by more than 100 million people in the U.S. alone.  They also produced the feature film “Son of God” (20th Century Fox) that stunned the box office when it became one of the highest faith movie openings of all time and “Ben Hur” (MGM and Paramount).  Together, Burnett and Downey have produced numerous television series including "The Women of the Bible" (Lifetime); “The Dovekeepers” (CBS); “A.D. The Bible Continues” (NBC); "Answered Prayers” (TLC).  They were also executive producers on the feature films “Little Boy” (Open Road Films) and “Woodlawn” (Pureflix).

The Hollywood Reporter named Mark, #1 on their Reality TV Power List – 30 Most Powerful Sellers. TIME Magazine named Mr. Burnett one of the world's most influential people. He has won BRANDWEEK'S Marketer of the Year Award, The Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award, the PGA Norman Lear Award and the prestigious ROSE D'OR FRAPA Format Award.  Burnett was also inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 2010 and was honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in 2009.