Laurence Mark

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Birth Name: Laurence Mark
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA

Mark entered showbiz as a trainee at United Artists and eventually became a publicist. He later joined the marketing department at Paramount Pictures, rising to the position of executive director of publicity for the motion picture division in NYC. After several promotions, Mark became vice president of production, overseeing such features as the James L Brooks' Oscar-winning "Terms of Endearment" and the Eddie Murphy hit "Trading Places" (both 1983). He subsequently joined 20th Century Fox as executive vice president of production. Among the features under his watch were David Croenenberg's remake of "The Fly" (1986) and Brooks' Oscar-nominated "Broadcast News" (1987).

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