Mark Gordon has renewed his deal with ABC Studios, where he has been for 10 years. Additionally, he has inked a first-look pact with Walt Disney Studios. The four-year Disney deal covers overhead for Gordon’s banner, Mark Gordon Company, on the film and TV side. “I’m so incredibly fortunate to have such a long and successful relationship with ABC Studios,” said Gordon. “I’m especially pleased we were able to expand our partnership into film with a first-look deal with Walt Disney Studios.” Despite Gordon’s long tenure at ABC Studios, I hear he also fielded offers from other studios, and it came down to the wire between ABC Studios and Sony Pictures TV.
Gordon currently has five series on the air for ABC Studios: ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, CBS’ Criminal Minds and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, as well as Lifetime’s Army Wives. Gordon is currently producing ABC/ABC Studios’ drama pilot Identity, starring Angela Bassett. “Mark is a tremendous talent with a great track record,” said Paul Lee, president of ABC Entertainment Group.
Gordon’s most recent film projects include the just-released Duncan Jones sci-fi thriller Source Code, Roland Emmerich’s 2012, and The Messenger. “Mark is a high-quality producer, and we are very happy to have him as a partner at The Walt Disney Studios,” said Sean Bailey, president, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production. Gordon’s next film release will be The Details, with Tobey Maguire and Laura Linney, which will be distributed by The Weinstein Company in the fall. Next up for the ICM-repped producer is Desperados, starring Isla Fischer and directed by Betty Thomas for Universal.