Mark Johnson, Chair
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, Vietnam, The Natural, Tin Men, Avalon, Diner, and Bugsy, nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. His slate of motion pictures includes The Chronicles of Narnia franchise and David Chase’s Not Fade Away. He produced Alfonso Cuaron’s A Little Princess; 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; 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. He produced the 2017 Alexander Payne film Downsizing starring Matt Damon, as well as Simon Baker’s directorial debut Breath, an adaptation of Tim Winton’s novel of the same name. Last year, he completed El Camino directed by Vince Gilligan. Currently, Johnson has two films awaiting release; Warner Bros’ The Little Things, directed by John Lee Hancock and starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto, and Fever Dream for Netflix, directed by Claudia Llosa, adapted from the novel by Samanta Schweblin. Beyond the big screen, Johnson has executive produced the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning drama Breaking Bad, the Peabody-winning Rectify, and the AMC original, Halt and Catch Fire. He is also the executive producer of this year’s Emmy nominated drama, Better Call Saul, which is in pre-production for its sixth and final season. Johnson is a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and served for eighteen years as the Chair of the Academy’s Foreign Language Film Selection Committee.