Since graduating from the Canadian Film Centre CTV Prime Time Writing Program, Mark has been working steadily as a writer/story editor for such shows as Canada’s Next Top Model (City TV), Rich Bride, Poor Bride (Slice) and Mr. Friday (Slice).
Mark also has a Bachelor’s Honours Degree in Fine Arts (specialty in Music) from York University, an Honours Degree from Ryerson University in Radio and Television Arts and two years at Sheridan College’s Musical Theatre Performance Program.
For over 10 years, Mark has worked in various areas of the entertainment industry including; running his own business as a talent agent at Premier Artists Ltd, as a casting assistant on numerous productions including; The Comedy Network’s Elvira Kurt’s The Adventures in Comedy, CBC’s Jonovision, numerous feature films and movies of the week and as an actor. Mark created and performs with a popular musical comedy troupe, The B-Girlz, which perform all over North America and have written and produced three short films that have been screened all over the world.
Mark has performed in a variety of projects both on his own and with The B-Girlz including; Queer as Folk (Showcase), Jonovision (CBC), Ken Kostick & Company (Food Network), The Goods (Life Network), Mass Appeal (Bravo) and a number of television commercials.
Mark has a day job and a night job.
By day, Mark loves working as a producer for an Emmy award-winning animation studio specializing in spectacular motion graphics. Clients range from CBC, NBC & ESPN to MuchMusic & Playstation to Rogers Cable and HGTV. He often gets a kick out of seeing himself in some of the animations.
By night, Mark is the official “Pageant Mom” for the popular musical comedy troupe, The B-Girlz. Duties range from joke writer to spot light operator to prop bitch and everything in between. He has learned to do some amazing things with duct tape! Mark has co-written, shot, directed and edited many of the popular B-Girlz short films which have been screened and won things at film festivals around the world. One day he will finish his own documentary on what goes on behind the scenes….
Michael is a Taurus and loves long walks on the beach...