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Mark Radcliffe

Mark Radcliffe continues his long association with director Chris Columbus, which dates back to 1988, when he served as assistant director on Columbus' second directorial effort, Heartbreak Hotel, his homage to Elvis Presley.

Since the birth of their partnership, Radcliffe has served as producer or executive producer on such Columbus-helmed films as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (serving as executive producer on both), and Mrs. Doubtfire, Stepmom, Rent, Bicentennial Man, Nine Months and his current project, the epic fantasy-adventure, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (all as producer). He also produced the third installment in the Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, directed by Alfonso Cuaron (sharing a BAFTA Award as Best Children's Film and a second nomination as Best British Film).

Working together in their 1492 Pictures production entity, Radcliffe also produced Fantastic Four and the sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Christmas with the Kranks, Jingle All the Way, Night at the Museum and this summer's sequel, Night at the Museum: Battle for the Smithsonian. His producing duties began on three early Columbus triumphs--Home Alone (on which he doubled as assistant director and associate producer), Only the Lonely (as co-producer and assistant director), and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (executive producer).

A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Radcliffe began his film career as assistant director on the Francis Ford Coppola production The Escape Artist, re-teaming with Coppola on Rumble Fish and Peggy Sue Got Married. Other assistant director credits include John Hughes' She's Having a Baby and Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Jerry Zucker's Oscar-nominated 1990 hit, Ghost, Donald Petrie's Mystic Pizza and Paul Schrader's Light of Day. He also served as production manager on the 1979 film Rock 'n' Roll High School.

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