Founder & Managing Partner
An experienced entrepreneur, Mark has been a founder / director in companies across the media, entertainment, and wellness sectors.
Actively investing in the entertainment industry since 2005, he originally co-founded Aramid, a $350m+ media and entertainment fund which provided the debt finance for over 30 feature films and was also a capital provider to several major US studios for their structured slate financings, as well as a majority shareholder in Incentive Filmed Entertainment (IFE), the $100m joint venture fund with William Morris Endeavor, responsible for Blue Valentine, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, Area 51, Shark Night 3D, and Parker starring Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez.
Films financed include the Oscar-nominated In the Loop, Cheri starring Michelle Pfeiffer, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, District 9, and Oliver Stone’s W.
Directors worked with include Stephen Frears, Oliver Stone, John Maybury, Nigel Cole and Taylor Hackford. Talent worked with includes Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michelle Williams, Ewan McGregor, Kirsten Dunst, Michael Douglas, Colin Firth, Helen Mirren, Josh Brolin, Anjelica Huston, Sam Rockwell, Paz Vega, Jeff Bridges, Rachel MacAdams, Eva Green, Sienna Miller, Kathy Bates, Val Kilmer, and Ryan Gosling.
Mark is a member of BAFTA. He is passionate about musical theatre. He is also a keen freediver, inspired initially by Luc Besson's film classic, The Big Blue.