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Laurence Mark is a film producer (born November 22, 1949 in New York City) and educated at Eaglebrook, Hotchkiss School and Wesleyan University from which he graduated in 1971. He also has a Master of Arts degree in Film from New York University. He currently resides in Los Angeles and New York.

He produced Dreamgirls, starring Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles and Eddie Murphy and written and directed by Bill Condon, which received three Golden Globe Awards, including one for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy), as well as eight Academy Award nominations, winning two of them.

Mark also received an Academy Award nomination for producing Best Picture nominee Jerry Maguire, and he was executive producer of As Good As It Gets, and Working Girl, both Academy Award nominees for Best Picture.

Most recently, Mark produced Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams and written and directed by Nora Ephron, which is scheduled to be released this summer, and he and Bill Condon were the producers of the 81st Annual Academy Awards.

Mark has also produced I, Robot, starring Will Smith and directed by Alex Proyas, and Last Holiday, starring Queen Latifah and directed by Wayne Wang, as well as The Lookout, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and directed by Scott Frank who, along with Mark and his fellow producers, received an 2008 Independent Spirit Award recognizing the film as Best First Feature. Prior to these, Mark produced Gus Van Sant's Finding Forrester, Diane Keaton's Hanging Up, Wayne Wang's Anywhere But Here, Nicholas Hytner's The Object of My Affection as well as Riding in Cars with Boys and Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.

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

Prior to producing, Mark held several key publicity and marketing posts at Paramount Pictures, culminating in his being appointed Vice President of West Coast Marketing. He then moved into production, and as Vice President of Production at Paramount and Executive Vice President of Production at Twentieth Century Fox, 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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