Mark Damon, a board member of DCR, is also the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Foresight Unlimited, a company he founded in 2004. Foresight Unlimited was established to develop, finance, produce and distribute high quality feature films for the domestic and international marketplace. Credited with having invented the foreign sales business as we know it today, Damon is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on international distribution and has played a successful role in various facets of the entertainment industry for over 50 years.
Damon has produced or executive produced over 70 films, and his films have received 10 Oscar nominations including: the 2005 Academy Award winner Monster, starring Charlize Theron, the critically acclaimed, multi-Oscar nominated World War II drama Das Boot, directed by Wolfgang Petersen and The NeverEnding Story, also directed by Wolfgang Petersen. Other acclaimed films include The Upside of Anger, starring Oscar nominee Joan Allen and Kevin Costner, 9 ½ Weeks, directed by Adrian Lyne, 8 Million Ways to Die, directed by Hal Ashby, Short Circuit, directed by John Badham, High Spirits directed by Neil Jordan, Choirboys directed by Robert Aldrich, The Lost Boys, directed by Joel Schumacher, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, directed by Stephen Sommers, The Musketeer directed by Peter Hyams and Beyond A Reasonable Doubt, also directed by Peter Hyams, and starring Michael Douglas. Additional productions include The Ledge starring Liv Tyler, Terrence Howard, Patrick Wilson, and Charlie Hunnam and Flypaper starring Patrick Dempsey and Ashley Judd. Plus, the releases of 2 Guns, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Walhberg; and Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Peter Berg. Currently, Damon is producing The Last Full Measure starring 10 Oscar & Golden Globe Nominees and Winners including Samuel L. Jackson, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Christopher Plummer, Amy Madigan, Diane Ladd, and Peter Fonda. The film will be released wide by Roadside Attractions.
Damon is one of the original founding members of AFMA, now known as the International Film and Television Alliance (IFTA). Mark received his M.B.A. and B.A. degrees from the University of California Los Angeles and resides with his wife in Beverly Hills.