Mark is a founder and the Chief Creative Officer of FTLX!, a wholly owned subsidiary of Blockchains, Inc. He comes from the story side, having started in the theater: writing, directing and designing for the Tony Award-winning McCarter Theater on the campus of Princeton University. He then shifted into storyboards, working heavily in commercials before moving into animation. After developing projects at Cartoon Network (“The Cosmic Clubhouse” and “Iowa 88”)) and Disney Channel (“Sumo-Pop”), Mark moved on to producing/writing/co-directing a ground-breaking collaboration between NBC, The International Olympics Council and XFM (one of China’s largest Media Companies), for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
As a producer and writer, Mark has worked in both live action and animation, in the feature world (with Lionsgate, the Walt Disney Company, Sony and Universal), in television (with Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney Jr., Ryan Seacrest Productions, BBC America and TNT) and in the gaming world. The first feature he co-wrote, The Ghastly Love of Johnny X (produced and directed by his pal, Paul Bunnell) continues to live a vibrant life in cult cinema.
For the past decade Mark has worked to marry tech with narrative expression and smart application to create exciting solutions in the entertainment media and the ed-tech arena; to place the user as the hero (to steal from Joseph Campbell).