Mark Burnett

James Mark Burnett (born 17 July 1960) is a British television producer and author of ten books who is the former Chairman of MGM Worldwide Television Group. He created ''The Apprentice'', ''Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?'' and ''Shark Tank'', and produced the reality shows ''Survivor'', ''The Voice'', ''Beat Shazam'', and ''Generation Gap''.

Television series produced by Burnett have been nominated for a total of 151 Emmys. He has personally won twelve Emmy Awards, five Producers Guild of America Awards, twelve Critics' Choice Television Awards, and ten People's Choice Awards. As of 2024, Burnett is the executive producer of five current network television shows, as well as several cable series. For five consecutive years, Burnett has been included in the Variety500, an index of the 500 most influential business leaders shaping the global media industry.

Under Burnett's leadership, MGM has expanded its cable TV business through the acquisitions of Evolution Media (''Botched'', ''The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'', ''The Real Housewives of Orange County'') and of Big Fish Entertainment (''Live PD'' and ''Black Ink Crew'').

Burnett co-created and produced with his wife Roma Downey the Christian media series ''The Bible'' and ''A.D. The Bible Continues'', and produced the feature films ''Son of God'', ''Little Boy'', ''Woodlawn'', and ''Ben-Hur''.

''Variety'' recognized Burnett and his wife Roma Downey as "trailblazers" and ''The Hollywood Reporter'' has included the couple in their "Most Influential People" lists. Downey and Burnett delivered the keynote address and accepted honorary doctorate degrees at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management commencement ceremony.In February 2016, Downey and Burnett gave the keynote address at the National Prayer Breakfast held in Washington DC by President Obama and in 2017 Burnett was invited to give remarks again at President Trump's first National Prayer Breakfast to a vast amount of world leaders in attendance.

In 2024, Burnett won a People's Choice Award and is nominated for multiple Critics Choice TV Awards. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Burnett, Mark
Published 2004
Syngress Pub.

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by Burnett, Mark
Published 2006
Syngress

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by Giuseppini, Gabriele
Published 2004
Syngress
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by Craig, Paul
Published 2005
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Published 2011
Palgrave Macmillan UK
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