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Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson - Gran Via Productions; executive producer Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, Halt & Catch Fire, Rectify; producer Downsizing, Rain Man, A Little Princess, Galaxy Quest, The Notebook, The Chronicles of Narnia franchise

Mark Johnson is both an Oscar (Rain Man) and an Emmy (Breaking Bad) winner who has produced over forty films and television shows. 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, VietnamThe NaturalTin MenAvalonDiner, and Bugsy, nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. His recent slate of motion pictures includes The Chronicles of Narnia franchise and David Chase’s Not Fade Away. He produced Alfonso Cuaron’s A Little PrincessThe 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 QuestThe 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. He is currently producing the Alexander Payne film Downsizing starring Matt Damon in Toronto, as well as in post-production on the Simon Baker's directorial debut Breath, an adaptation of Tim Winton's novel of the same name.

Beyond the big screen, Johnson has executive produced the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning drama Breaking Bad and the Peabody-winning Rectify. He is also the executive producer of Sony and AMC’s Better Call Saul and the AMC original, Halt and Catch Fire.

Johnson is a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has served for sixteen years as the Chair of the Academy’s Foreign Language Film Selection Committee.