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LAURENCE MARK (Producer) received an Academy Award® nomination for producing Best Picture nominee "Jerry Maguire,” starring Tom Cruise and directed by Cameron Crowe, and he executive-produced "As Good As It Gets,” starring Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, and Greg Kinnear and directed by James L. Brooks, and "Working Girl,” starring Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, and Melanie Griffith and directed by Mike Nichols, both of which were also Best Picture nominees.  Most recently, Mark produced the worldwide hit "I, Robot,” starring Will Smith and directed by Alex Proyas, and "Last Holiday,” starring Queen Latifah and directed by Wayne Wang.

Mark also produced "Riding in Cars With Boys,” starring Drew Barrymore and Steve Zahn and directed by Penny Marshall; "Finding Forrester,” starring Sean Connery and directed by Gus Van Sant; "Hanging Up,” starring Meg Ryan, Diane Keaton, and Lisa Kudrow and directed by Keaton; "Anywhere But Here,” starring Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman and directed by Wayne Wang; "The Object of My Affection,” starring Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, and Nigel Hawthorne and directed by Nicholas Hytner; and "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion,” starring Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, and directed by David Mirkin.

Laurence Mark Productions is headquartered at the Sony Studios where the company has a long-term production arrangement with Columbia Pictures. Mark's other credits include Bob Rafelson's "Black Widow,” Susan Seidelman's "Cookie,” Herbert Ross' "True Colors,” and Nicholas Hytner's "Center Stage,” as well as "Sister Act 2,” "The Adventures of Huck Finn,” "Simon Birch,” and "Bicentennial Man.”

For television, Mark was executive producer of "These Old Broads,” starring Shirley MacLaine, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Collins and Elizabeth Taylor, and "Kiss My Act,” starring Camryn Manheim and Dabney Coleman, as well as "Sweet Bird of Youth,” starring Elizabeth Taylor and directed by Nicolas Roeg, and "Oliver Twist,” starring Richard Dreyfuss and Elijah Wood and directed by Tony Bill.

Mark began his career as an executive trainee at United Artists after graduating from Wesleyan University and from New York University with a master's degree in cinema. After working as a producer's assistant on a number of films ("Lenny,” "Smile”), he held several key publicity and marketing posts in New York and Los Angeles at Paramount Pictures, culminating in his being appointed Vice President of West Coast Marketing for that studio.

Moving into production, he then worked as Vice President of Production at Paramount before joining Twentieth Century Fox as Executive Vice President of Production. At those studios, he was closely involved with the development and production of such films as "Terms of Endearment,” "Trading Places,” "Falling in Love,” "The Fly,” and "Broadcast News.”

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