Current Programming: The Amazing Race Canada, Top Chef Canada, Insight Integrations and Overall Development
Over the past decade at Insight, Mark has worked on a number of award-winning productions including The Amazing Race Canada – the most-watched Canadian TV show on record – on which he serves as Executive Producer and showrunner. In addition to writing, producing, and developing new formats, Mark is a member of Insight’s executive team responsible for long term strategic planning and international business development which includes Insights work in the world of gaming related programming.
Before the race Mark was at the helm of all six seasons of the ratings juggernaut Canadian Idol and was instrumental in the adaptation of the worldwide Idol franchise for the Canadian marketplace. He also worked with Food Network Canada to bring NBC Universal’s Top Chef franchise to Canada and continues to oversee the series as Executive Producer.
In addition to the regular series work Mark is known for his original and award-winning branded content. His ability to harmonize a client’s marketing strategy with the priorities of a show’s narrative results in dynamic, memorable opportunities for some of the world’s most recognizable brands.
Select Credits: – The Amazing Race Canada (CTV); Top Chef Canada (Food Network); Canada’s Got Talent (Citytv); Canada Sings!(Global TV); Canadian Idol (CTV); World Idol (CTV); Instant Star: Backstage Pass (Noggin),Battle of the Blades (CBC); Deal or No Deal Canada (Global TV)
Selected Awards: - 11 x CSA Award Winner for his writing and producing work on The Amazing Race Canada, 7 x Golden Screen Award winner for The Amazing Race Canada, 3 x Golden Sheaf Award Winner for The Amazing Race Canada