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2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule
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Mark Johnson

Gran Via Productions; executive producer Breaking Bad, Rectify, Halt & Catch Fire; producer Rain Man, A Little Princess, Galaxy Quest, A Perfect World, The Notebook, The Chronicles of Narnia franchise
Mark Johnson won the Best Picture Academy® Award for Barry Levinson’s poignant 1988 drama Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman (Best Actor Oscar®) and Tom Cruise.

His recent slate of motion pictures includes The Chronicles of Narnia franchise as well as David Chase’s Not Fade Away.  In the past, he has produced Nick Cassavetes’ dramas My Sister’s Keeper, starring Cameron Diaz, and The Notebook, based on Nicholas Sparks’ best-selling novel; Lance Hammer’s Sundance award-winning film Ballast; the Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest directed by Dean Parisot; The Rookie directed by John Lee Hancock; Mike Newell’s gangster drama Donnie Brasco starring Johnny Depp and Al Pacino; and Clint Eastwood’s A Perfect World starring Kevin Costner.

Johnson produced all of the writer-director Barry Levinson’s films from 1982-1994. In addition to Rain Man, their diverse slate of acclaimed features includes Good Morning Vietnam, The Natural,Tin MenAvalonDiner (their 1982 debut project, for which Levinson earned an Oscar nomination for his screenplay), and Bugsy, nominated for ten Academy® Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. Bugsy also captured a Best Picture Golden Globe® Award.

On the television side, he is the executive producer of the Sundance Channel’s first scripted series Rectify, created by Ray McKinnon, and was the executive producer of Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad.