Mark Johnson
American film producer
Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson is an American film producer. Johnson won the Best Picture Academy Award for producing Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. The film, winner of four Oscars, also captured a Golden Globe as Best Picture.
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Scarier Than 'Psycho': Twitter Erupts Over Trump's 'Bats**t' Press Conference
Huffington Post - 10 days
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Sergio Garcia rewards persistent Twitter user by hiring him as caddie
ABC News - 27 days
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- A fan who asked Sergio Garcia via Twitter whether he could caddie for him has been rewarded for his perseverance. Mark Johnson, a U.K. resident, started tweeting at Garcia in July, asking for the opportunity to work for his favorite golfer. Over the subsequent weeks and months, Johnson tried to come up with unique ways to get the Spanish golfer's attention. Garcia finally relented, telling Johnson that he could caddie for him during the pro-am of the British Masters in September. "I noticed him the first time from the first tweet he posted at me," Garcia said Tuesday at Emirates Golf Club, where he is playing in this week's Omega Dubai Desert Classic. "I thought it was quite funny and it was very sincere, and obviously I was wondering how long it was going to keep going. "Angela [Garcia's fianc?e] and I, we kind of talked about it, and I said, 'Well, how long should we make him wait?' And.. ...
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In Marriage, A Bond Of Love, Loss And Light
NPR - about 1 month
After forgiving and befriending her son's killer, Mary Johnson-Roy started sharing her story in local churches. That's where she met her future husband, Ed Roy, who also lost a son to murder. (Image credit: Courtesy of Brian Mogren)
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The Big Education Races To Watch On Election Day
Huffington Post - 4 months is a non-profit education news site, devoted to telling the stories of schools, teachers, parents and America’s 74 million kids.  While education has barely registered a blip in the presidential race, voters in 11 states must decide ballot questions and contests for various statewide offices that could have an enormous impact on schools and students around the country. (The 74: Clinton vs. Trump — The Final Education Election Guide) Among them are eight school-funding initiatives, five state education superintendent seats that are up for grabs and, of course, the Massachusetts charter school cap and a potential state takeover of failing schools in Georgia. Here are 22 big education votes to watch Tuesday night: California: School funding, English-language learners Among the 17 questions facing Golden State voters are three education-related issues: whether to continue a tax hike on personal incomes above $250,000 to fund K-12 schools, whether the st ...
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Have You Seen These Missing Persons?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Since its inception in 2011, HuffPost Crime has made it a priority to help raise awareness of missing person cases in the United States. Numerous cases are detailed within the Crime section each week. While we would like to cover every missing case, it is an impossible task, given the number of reports filed daily. That said, we have assembled 10 recent cases we were unable to get to this week. Jenny Guadalupe Neri Jenny Guadalupe Neri Authorities in Riverside County, Calif., are seeking the public's help in locating 19-year-old Jenny Guadalupe Neri. According to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, Neri was last seen Tuesday, in the 2000 block of Yucateca Street in Perris. Authorities do not suspect foul play and believe the missing teen may be at a local church or mission. Neri has dark hair and was last seen wearing a white shirt, gray sweat pants and sandals. Anyone with information on Neri's whereabouts is asked to contact the sheriff's department a ...
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Zite's Personalized News App Comes To Google Glass (Christina Chaey/Fast Company)
Mediagazer - over 3 years
Christina Chaey / Fast Company: Zite's Personalized News App Comes To Google Glass  —  ZITE JOINS ITS PARENT COMPANY CNN WITH AN APP OF ITS OWN FOR THE WEARABLE HEADSET.  —  Mark Johnson is possibly the only person in the world who has gone through two pairs of Google Glass in five weeks.
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Katie Holmes, James Badge Dale start shooting Indie Movie 'Tootaloo'
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Jeff Sneider LOS ANGELES ( - Katie Holmes and "Iron Man 3" star James Badge Dale are set to star in the indie movie "Tootaloo," which has started shooting in Cleveland, TheWrap has learned. The dark comedy was formerly known as "Miss Meadows" and may revert to that title in the future. Karen Hopkins is writing and directing the low-budget feature, which is being produced by Mark Johnson (not the "Narnia" producer) and Rob Carliner. Holmes will play a well-mannered substitute teacher on a mission to rid her community of evil predators. ...
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Mary Johnson: New Texas Collegiate Financial Literacy Association Helps Students Navigate Financial Aid, Manage Debt
Huffington Post - over 3 years
There's a new star in the Texas higher education community, and it's gearing up for a stellar performance. The Texas Association for Collegiate Financial Education Professionals (TACFEP), the first organization of its kind in the nation, recently held its inaugural symposium at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. The meeting brought together more than 60 financial educators, professionals, and students from across the state to share their knowledge and strategies, all with the ultimate goal of increasing college students' financial literacy and wellness. During the two-day event, experts in a wide range of related fields discussed current issues and trends facing financial education professionals and students. Topics included using online education and tools, creating effective workshops and signature events on campus, training of peer mentors and counselors, changing financial aid policy and implications for students, and addressing the needs of emerging studen ...
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Live Event: Top five data center and cloud automation success strategies for 2013
B net - almost 4 years
Register for this IDC analyst web event and learn five of the most important automation strategies to use today in your data center. Event Date: April 25th, 2013 Time: 6am PT / 9am ET / 2pm BST / 3pm CEST 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST / 7pm CEST Speakers: Mary Johnston Turner – IDC Research VP Enterprise Systems Management software Ken Won – Director, Cloud/Automation Solutions HP Software Register Today!
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Bettina Korek: PLAN ForYourArt: February 21-27
Huffington Post - about 4 years
ForYourArt selects the best opportunities to SEE, COLLECT, LEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21 Richard Prince: Cowboys Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills)  6-8 p.m. Opening reception for a collection by New York-based artist Richard Prince. The series features iconic Western cowboy imagery produced for the advertising industry and explores its relationship to the mass media as well as evolving reprographic technologies. On view through April 6, 2013. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Catherine Opie Regen Projects (Hollywood) 6-8 p.m. Opening reception for an exhibition of new portraits and landscapes by Catherine Opie. The photographs in this collection mark both a progression and a departure for the artist, drawing upon Opie's beginnings in documentary photography, the traditions of painting, and the history of photography. On view through March 29, 2013. Opie also has an exhibition Catherine Opie: In & Around L.A. at WUHO curated by Emily Bills a ...
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Abigail Spencer: Live Like Jay: Love. Fear. And the Chasing Mavericks Premiere
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Ocean. Deep abiding waters of endless movement. Diving. Driving. Deeper still. Current, overtaking a body. Jay Moriarity. Blue eyes and tan skin in an effortless swimming motion, one with the water. Afloat. Awash. The other side afoot. A white light astray. A deep heart. An unbreakable spirit -- the anchor. As life slips through. But a glance. Upward. What would happen if you just let go? Floated through; Weightless. In harm's way. Come what may. What would you think? What would you feel? Would you panic? Would you still? Would you settle into the unknown, facing the fear of not being in control. Struggle. Drift... or Love. Would you choose love and dive into your destiny, head first. With out question. Say yes to the unknown. Be brave. Would you be brave? To be brave, do we need to know what we're afraid of -- deep down? To get to the other side of fear must we acknowledge and isolate the fear in question; call it out; call it friend. Lover. Because it makes us human. A ...
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Ten Thousand Waves starts construction on Nama restaurant
The Business Journals - over 4 years
Ten Thousand Waves, the well-known Santa Fe spa, is getting into the restaurant business. Construction has begun on Nama, a 2,400-square-foot restaurant and tea house. The project should be complete by next fall, according to Mary Johnson, the resort’s spokesperson. “This is not going to be sushi and tempura. Nama means fresh in Japanese, and since Santa Fe is landlocked, we are not going to serve sushi. We will be serving Japanese-style tapas and artisan sake,” Johnson said. “People have…
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Mary Johnson Pace Hill
Blue Ridge Now - over 4 years
EAST FLAT ROCK — Mary Johnson Pace Hill of East Flat Rock passed away Friday, October 5, 2012, at Pardee Hospital after a period of declining health. By her request, no services are planned. Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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Clyde Everette Cagle Sr., 76
Blue Ridge Now - over 4 years
EAST FLAT ROCK – Clyde Everette Cagle Sr., 76, formerly of Pisgah Forest, went Home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Universal Health Care, Fletcher, N.C. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Chester and Levia Searcy Cagle. He was also preceded in death by his son, Clyde Everette Cagle Jr. Mr. Cagle was retired from Ecusta Corp. and was an avid bowler, gardener, and sportsman. He was a member of Turkey Creek Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Mary Johnson Cagle; son, Carroll Cagle and wife Leslie of Moore, S.C.; daughter, Phyllis Pack and husband Lee of Hendersonville; brother, Allen Cagle of Pisgah Forest; sisters, Doris Whitener and husband Merrill of Penrose, and Elaine Holden of Pisgah Forest; grandchildren, Gage, Tara, Brianna, Hannah, Nathan, and Carson. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Turkey Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Eddie Conard, Tommy Owen, and Lloyd Morgan officiating. ...
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Where he’ll always be 14
Bolivar Mo News - over 4 years
The Lawrence County Sheriff picked up Russ Filbeck when he was 14. He’d already been given his last warning; he was really in trouble this time. Russ had been living on and off the street for some time. Home just wasn’t a place where he wanted to be. Russ had been stealing, and the police were looking for him. It was December, and he was cold. He’d gone into an army surplus store and lifted a heavy coat. Russ spent the weekend alone in a windowless cell in the Lawrence County Jail in Mount Vernon. “All I remember was being quite scared,” Russ says. That, and the hot pancake breakfast. It was the first hot meal he’d had in weeks. Teenagers, in general, are wont to act out. It’s part of their nature, part of growing up. But for Russ, it was more than the standard teen angst. His home life was becoming an increasingly toxic environment, and rebelling became Russ’s only way to cope. From the outside, the Filbecks seemed like a normal, hardworking American family. Two boys, two gir ...
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Vanessa Berben: A San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive with The Walking Dead's Glen Mazzara
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Just in time for AMC's The Walking Dead marathon this weekend, executive producer Glen Mazzara and I sat down to talk horror, writing and their highly anticipated appearance at this year's Comic Con in my motherland, San Diego. I'm sitting here thanking the tape recorder gods that I can go back and erase all the times I said "like" and called Glen "Dude." VB: So let's just get all the big stuff out of the way -- July is going to be huge! There's AMC's Walking Dead Season 3 sneak peek kicking off July 6 and culminating in the premiere of the black and white pilot on Sunday -- what made you decide to give the premiere episode the classic treatment? GM: There's a black and white version of the pilot on one of the DVD sets, that was something that Frank Darabont was behind as a film maker, and so that's an existing version of the show that's been previously released, it's just never been shown on air. Then there's this little thing called Comic Con 2012 in San Diego -- ...
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Norman Lear: Born Again as an American
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
This is an attempt to make a long story short. My love for and devotion to our country goes back to incidents in my childhood, events in my teens, my service in World War II, so much of my work in television and films, and my involvement since 1980, through People For The American Way, in fighting those who would have us believe that people are good Christians or bad ones depending on their political points of view. Many among those who think that way call themselves Born Again Christians. I would fight another war, if they let me, to defend that Born Again Christian's constitutional right to express that point of view. But I believe that the view itself hasn't an ounce of constitutional credibility, and I am correct in thinking it totally un-American. Each time this has occurred to me, such is the power of good phrasing, I've thought of myself as having a Born Again American moment. In 1980, hearing a TV preacher ask his TV congregation to pray for the "removal" of a Supr ...
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LeBron James' NBA Finals victory is tough to take for Cleveland weatherman: Video
Cleveland - over 4 years
Watch video as Channel 5 meteorologist Mark Johnson shows his frustration over LeBron James' first NBA title in the middle of the forecast.
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Branford Festival: Right on Schedule!
Branford Patch - over 4 years
  Banners are hung at town hall. Stages have been set up and tents have been raised. All week, over 200 volunteers are chipping in at every level to make it happen. And with a few minutes to spare, festival co-chair Mary Hally took me on a walk around the Town Green and surrounding areas to show me the highlights -- it's my first time at the Branford Festival. It's raining today, but Hally isn't worried. "I think we're going to get a lot more people than last year," Hally says. "It's going to be a beautiful weekend. The weather is supposed to be great." In the past, the festival has brought in between 10,000 and 13,000 people. But Hally and co-chair Barbara Barringham have introduced new perks this year designed to make the festival bigger, better and more equipped to cater to the crowds. For one, there's an overflow area where festivalgoers can watch main acts like Christine Ohlman and 7 Bridges. And, of course, a lot of favorites are returning. The Classic Car Cruise. The ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mark Johnson
  • 2015
    Age 69
    He produced 2015's thriller Secret in Their Eyes.
    More Details Hide Details Johnson was an executive producer on AMC's Emmy Award-winning series Breaking Bad. He is also an executive producer on the Sundance Channel original series Rectify, and AMC's Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul. Johnson is a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Producers Branch).
  • 2012
    Age 66
    Johnson has three feature films due for release in 2012; Not Fade Away written and directed by Sopranos creator David Chase and starring James Gandolfini, Chasing Mavericks directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Gerard Butler, and Won't Back Down starring Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Holly Hunter.
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  • 2008
    Age 62
    In 2008 he produced a sequel, Prince Caspian.
    More Details Hide Details The third film in the Narnia series, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, directed by Michael Apted, was released December 10, 2010.
  • 2005
    Age 59
    In 2005 Johnson produced The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, directed by Andrew Adamson and starring Tilda Swinton.
    More Details Hide Details The film was nominated for three Academy Awards and three BAFTAs, winning one of each.
  • 1999
    Age 53
    Johnson has either presented or executive produced Luis Llosa's directorial debut, Sniper, Tim Robbins's directorial debut, Bob Roberts, Steven Soderbergh's Kafka, Robert Redford's Oscar-nominated Quiz Show and Journey of Hope, winner of the 1999 Foreign Language Academy Award.
    More Details Hide Details Recent projects include The Hunting Party, starring Richard Gere, Lake City, starring Sissy Spacek, Ballast, the critically acclaimed debut of director Lance Hammer, and My Sister's Keeper, starring Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin and Abigail Breslin. He is working with Guillermo del Toro to produce the movie adaption of David Moody's novel Hater..
  • 1994
    Age 48
    In 1994 Johnson established his own independent production company and won the Los Angeles Film Critics New Generation Award for his very first effort; A Little Princess, directed by Alfonso Cuarón.
    More Details Hide Details Under his new banner, Johnson produced the comedy Home Fries, starring Drew Barrymore, and the dramatic thriller Donnie Brasco, starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. He also served as executive producer for CBS-TV's L.A. Doctors and Falcone, and for the hit drama The Guardian. Johnson's recent slate of motion pictures includes The Alamo and The Rookie, both directed by John Lee Hancock; The Banger Sisters, with Susan Sarandon and Goldie Hawn; Brad Silberling's drama Moonlight Mile, with Sarandon and Dustin Hoffman; Tom Shadyac's supernatural thriller Dragonfly, with Kevin Costner and Kathy Bates; Levinson's Irish satire An Everlasting Piece; Robert Zemeckis's spooky thriller What Lies Beneath, starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer; the hit comedy Galaxy Quest, with Tim Allen, Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver; and My Dog Skip, the acclaimed family drama (co-produced with John Lee Hancock) starring Frankie Muniz, Diane Lane and Kevin Bacon.
  • 1982
    Age 36
    As part of Baltimore Pictures, his partnership with Levinson, Johnson produced all of the writer-director's films from 1982–1994.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to Rain Man, their diverse slate of features includes Good Morning, Vietnam, The Natural, Tin Men, Toys, Young Sherlock Holmes, Avalon, Diner (their 1982 debut project, for which Levinson's screenplay garnered an Oscar nomination) and Bugsy, which was nominated for ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Bugsy also captured a Best Picture Golden Globe Award.
  • 1964
    Age 18
    His early experiences led to small acting roles in the European western Ride and Kill and the 1964 drama The Thin Red Line.
    More Details Hide Details After earning an undergraduate degree in Drama from the University of Virginia and an MA in Film Scholarship from the University of Iowa, Johnson moved to New York. There he entered the Director's Guild training program. One of his first projects was Paul Mazursky's autobiographical drama Next Stop, Greenwich Village. Johnson relocated to Los Angeles and worked as an assistant director on such projects as Movie Movie, The Brink's Job, Escape from Alcatraz and Mel Brooks's High Anxiety, which was co-written by future business partner Barry Levinson.
  • 1945
    Born on December 27, 1945.
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