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Mark Damon

Mark Damon, considered one of the world's leading authorities on international distribution, and one of the original founders of AFMA, has played a successful role in various facets of the entertainment industry for more than 40 years. He is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MDP Worldwide, a production, distribution and financing company that is publicly held and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. His early visionary contributions to the international distribution of independently produced films are widely recognized and he has developed a reputation in the entertainment industry as one of the leading producers and distributors of independent films.

Mr. Damon has produced or executive produced over 100 films, including such noteworthy films as the critically acclaimed World War II drama, Das Boot, directed by Wolfgang Peterson; 9 Weeks, directed by Adrian Lyne and featuring Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger; 8 Million Ways to Die, directed by Hal Ashby, Short Circuit, directed by John Badham; High Spirits directed by Neil Jordan; Choirboys directed by Robert Aldrich; The Lost Boys, directed by Joel Schumacher; The Never Ending Story, directed by Wolfgang Peterson; Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book directed by Stephan Summers; and The Musketeer directed by Peter Hyams.

Mr. Damon has been directly involved in the international licensing of over 300 feature length pictures, including such noteworthy box-office titles as the James Bond film Never Say Never Again, starring Sean Connery; Prizzi's Honor, directed by John Houston and featuring Jack Nicholson and Angelica Houston; Once Upon A Time In America, directed by Sergio Leone and featuring Robert DeNiro and James Wood; and Cotton Club, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and featuring Richard Gere.

Mr. Damon currently serves as a director of AFMA. He has received a M.B.A. and B.A. degree from the University of California Los Angeles and resides with his wife and two children in Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Mark Damon Facts

Birth NameAlan Harris
OccupationProducer, Actor
BirthdayApril 22, 1933 (90)
BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

Selected Filmography

No Killing Without Dollars
Johnny Oro
Dead Men Don't Count
Train For Durango
Archer Of Fire
The Departed
Crypt Of The Living Dead
Years of Living Dangerously
Hannah, Queen of the Vampires
The Good Shepherd
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