Mark Burnett

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Mark Burnett
MarkBurnettJuly09.jpg
Burnett in 2009
Born(1960-07-17) 17 July 1960 (age 54)
London, England, UK
OccupationTelevision producer, executive producer
ReligionChristian[1]
Spouse(s)Dianne J. Burnett (née Valentine) (ca. 1991–2003; divorced); 2 sons
Roma Downey (m. 2007)
ChildrenJames and Cameron Burnett
Reilly Anspaugh (stepdaughter)
 
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Mark Burnett
MarkBurnettJuly09.jpg
Burnett in 2009
Born(1960-07-17) 17 July 1960 (age 54)
London, England, UK
OccupationTelevision producer, executive producer
ReligionChristian[1]
Spouse(s)Dianne J. Burnett (née Valentine) (ca. 1991–2003; divorced); 2 sons
Roma Downey (m. 2007)
ChildrenJames and Cameron Burnett
Reilly Anspaugh (stepdaughter)

Mark Burnett (born 17 July 1960) is a British-American television producer, based in Los Angeles and CEO of United Artists Media Group, an MGM Company.

Burnett is currently the executive producer of five network television series with seven hours of network programming. He has produced over 2,900 hours of television which regularly airs in over 70 countries. He has received 112 Emmy nominations throughout his career. His current series are Survivor, The Apprentice, The Voice, Shark Tank, The Sing Off and People's Choice Awards. In 2013, TV Guide Magazine named Burnett "Producer of the Year." Also, Burnett was named one of the world's most influential people by TIME Magazine. He has won six Emmy Awards, one PGA Award and five People's Choice Awards as of November 2013, and his projects have garnered a total of 112 Emmy nominations.[2] In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter named Burnett number one on the Top 25 Reality Players of 2014 [3] In 2013 Burnett produced The Bible series that brought in around 100 million viewers, which ended up being the most watched cable series. In 2014 Burnett went on to produce the feature, Son of God and is now producing another, Ben-Hur, alongside MGM for a 2016 release. In addition to his work as a producer, he has authored eight books.[citation needed] In 2014, Mark and his wife Roma Downey were recipients of the Anti-Defamation League’s Entertainment Industry Award. Mark has also been nominated for the 2014 TCA Career Achievement Award. Burnett's shows Shark Tank, Survivor and The Voice have all been nominated for a 2014 TCA Award in the Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming category and for a 2014 Critic's Choice Television Award in the Best Reality Series- Competition category, with Shark Tank taking the win. Mark Burnett has been nominated for three 2014 Emmy awards; Outstanding Structured Reality Program - Shark Tank, Outstanding Interactive Program - The Voice and Outstanding Reality-Competition Program - The Voice.

Burnett has worked with Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil, Christina Aguilera, Usher, Shakira, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, Martha Stewart, Sarah Palin, Jeff Foxworthy, Samuel L. Jackson, and Donald Trump, among others.[4][better source needed] In 2014, Burnett sold controlling interest of his company to MGM.

Early life[edit]

Mark Burnett was born on 17 July 1960 in London, the only child of Archie and Jean Burnett, both Scottish Ford Motors factory workers,[5] and was raised in Dagenham, Essex. His father was a Roman Catholic and his mother was a Presbyterian, although it is not known in which denomination he was raised.[6] Aged 17, he enlisted in the British Army, and became a Section Commander in the Parachute Regiment. From 1978–82 he served with the 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment in C Company and saw action during the Falklands War.[5] He has been a naturalized United States citizen since 1990, according to some reports.[citation needed]

Early career[edit]

In October 1982, Burnett decided to immigrate to the United States, where he met up with a friend, Nick Hill, who had emigrated from the UK several years earlier and was working as a nanny and chauffeur. Hill knew of an open position for a live-in nanny position with the Jaeger family in affluent Beverly Hills, the interview for which was that night. Despite having no experience, Burnett took the opportunity. The Jaegers, realizing the advantage of having a nanny and security at the same time, hired him. After a year of working for the Jaegers, he moved on to another family in Malibu, taking care of two boys for $250 a week. He was eventually given a position in the insurance office owned by Burt, the father of the two boys. Two years later, he decided to rent a portion of a fence at Venice Beach and sell T-shirts for $18 each during weekends. Realizing he made more money selling t-shirts, he left his insurance job.[7] In 1991, Burnett, along with four others, joined a French adventure competition called the Raid Gauloises. After competing, Burnett saw a business opportunity in holding similar competitions. He purchased the format rights and brought a similar competition, Eco-Challenge, to America. Eco-Challenge launched Burnett's career as a television producer.[5]

Productions[edit]

Burnett is best known for producing the hit reality show Survivor, which premiered in the summer of 2000 and was the most watched summer series since Sonny and Cher.[8] Survivor was named the Number 1 reality series of all time by Entertainment Weekly in 2009.[9]

Burnett has produced several other television franchises including: The Apprentice, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Shark Tank, and The Voice.[10] He has maintained a strong presence in award show franchises, having produced the MTV Movie Awards (2007–2011), the annual People's Choice Awards (2010–present), the Video Game Awards and the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards.[citation needed]

Burnett has produced over 1,200 hours of television programming which regularly airs in over 70 countries worldwide.[11] Past shows include Bully Beatdown, Combat Missions, The Contender, The Contender Asia, Expedition Africa, Expedition Impossible, How'd You Get So Rich?, Martha Stewart, My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad, On the Lot (a collaboration with Steven Spielberg), The Restaurant, Rock Star, Sarah Palin's Alaska, Stars Earn Stripes, Starmaker, Toughest Cowboy, and Wedding Day.

As well as his ongoing productions, Burnett and his wife, actress Roma Downey, produced The Bible, a 10 hour History Channel drama based upon stories of the Bible.[12] The Bible became the number 1 new series on cable TV in 2013[13] and was the #1 series in Canada, Spain, and Portugal.[14] In total, with subsequent airings, 'The Bible' has been seen by more than 100 million viewers.[15] According to 20th Century Fox, The Bible ranks as the fastest-selling TV title released on home video in the last five years, and ranks as the top miniseries title ever during its first week of release".[16]

In October 2013, NBC announced that it has reached a deal with Burnett and Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic to produce a television series on which contestants will compete to win a spaceflight aboard SpaceShipTwo. The series will be titled Space Race, although it is currently undeterminable when the show will begin airing.[17]

In September 2014, MGM acquired a 55% interest in One Three Media and Lightworkers Media, both operated by Burnett and his wife Roma Downey. The two companies will be consolidated into a new film and television company, United Artists Media Group. Burnett will be UA's CEO and Downey will become president of Lightworkers Media.[18]

Personal life[edit]

In January 2004, Mark began dating actress Roma Downey. In November 2006, while the two were vacationing with their children in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, he proposed to her.[19] They wed on 28 April 2007 in their Malibu home. The ceremony was officiated by Downey's former costar, Della Reese.[20]

Burnett's first marriage was to Dianne J. Burnett (née Valentine); they have two sons, James and Cameron.[21] The couple filed for legal separation in September 2002 and a judgment for legal separation was granted in December 2003.[21][22] They later divorced.[when?]

Awards, honours and affiliations[edit]

Time called Burnett one of the Most Influential People in the World Today.[23] Burnett was also named "Philanthropist of the Year" by the Reality Cares Foundation. He has won both Brandweek's "Marketer of the Year Award", the prestigious Rose d’Or Frapa Format Award, the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award and the Norman Lear Award from the Producers Guild of America.

Burnett served for two years on the Board of Directors for the British Film and Television Academy.[24] In 2013, The Voice won the Critics Choice and Shark Tank won the Television Critics Award.[25] The Voice, Shark Tank and The Bible are all nominated for Prime Time Emmy Awards. In total, Burnett's shows received 15 nominations in various categories in 2013.[citation needed]

In November 2007, Mark Burnett was elected into the Broadcast and Cable Hall of Fame and in 2008, it was announced that he would be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. On 8 July 2009 Burnett received a star at 6664 Hollywood Blvd.[26] In June 2011, Burnett was elected into the Producers Guild of America Council Board of Delegates and currently serves on the Producers Council. He is an ambassador for Operation Smile. In 2013, the ten-hour mini series The Bible received the Parents Television Council 2013 Seal of Approval. Shark Tank, The Voice, and Survivor were all nominated for Critics Choice Awards, at which the Voice won for Best Reality Series - Competition.[27] The three shows were nominated for the Television Critics Association Awards, at which Shark Tank won for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming.[25]

Awards[edit]

Burnett has won five Emmy Awards, including:

Mark has won four Peoples Choice Awards, including:

Special Awards:

Project recognition[edit]

YearAwardCategoryNominated WorkResult
1999Sports Emmy AwardBest Program AchievementEco-Challenge: MoroccoWon
2001Publicists Guild of AmericaMaxwell Weinberg Publicists Showmanship Award for TelevisionSurvivorWon
2001Reggie AwardsSuper Reggie for Multi-Channel Integrated Promotion Involving Consumer and Trade SpecialSurvivorWon
2001GLAAD AwardRecognition AwardSurvivor: The Australian OutbackWon
2001Diversity AwardsMost Diverse Television Ensemble CastSurvivor: The Australian OutbackWon
2001Family Television AwardsReality/ Alternative ProgrammingSurvivor: The Australian outbackWon
2001Peoples Choice AwardsFavorite Reality Based Television ProgramSurvivor: The Australian OutbackWon
2001Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Non-Fiction ProgrammingSurvivor: The Australian outbackWon
2001Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sound Mixing for Non-Fiction ProgrammingSurvivor: The Australian OutbackWon
2002Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class ProgramSurvivorNominated
2002Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video for a SeriesSurvivor: AfricaNominated
2002Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic, Multi-Camera) for VMC ProgrammingSurvivor: AfricaNominated
2002Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Picture Editing for Non-Fiction ProgrammingSurvivor: MarquesasNominated
2002Peoples Choice AwardsFavorite Reality Based Television ProgramSurvivor: The Australian OutbackWon
2003Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Art Direction for a Variety or Music ProgramSurvivor: Thailand and Survivor: Amazon (judged as one show)Nominated
2003Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction ProgrammingSurvivor: Thailand and Survivor: Amazon (judged as one show)Nominated
2003Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction ProgrammingSurvivor: Thailand and Survivor: Amazon (judged as one show)Nominated
2003Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality Competition ProgramSurvivor: Thailand and Survivor: Amazon (judged as one show)Nominated
2003Peoples Choice AwardsFavorite Reality Based Television ProgramSurvivor: ThailandWon
2003TV Week's Annual Critics PollNumber 1 Reality ShowSurvivorWon
2003TV Week's Annual Critics PollNumber 7 Favorite ShowSurvivorWon
2004TV Critic's Association AwardsProgram of the YearThe ApprenticeWon
2004Producers Guild of AmericaTelevision Producer of the Year in Reality/ Game/ Informational SeriesSurvivorWon
2004Peoples Choice AwardsFavorite Reality Based Television ProgramSurvivorWon
2004Teen Choice AwardsBreakout TV ShowThe ApprenticeNominated
2004Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction ProgrammingThe ApprenticeNominated
2004Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction ProgrammingThe ApprenticeNominated
2004Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality- Competition ProgramThe ApprenticeNominated
2004Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction ProgrammingThe ApprenticeNominated
2004Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction ProgrammingSurvivorNominated
2004Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction ProgrammingSurvivorNominated
2004Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality- Competition ProgramSurvivorNominated
2004Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction ProgrammingSurvivorNominated
2005British Academy Television AwardsBest FeatureThe ApprenticeWon
2005Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for Nonfiction ProgrammingSurvivorNominated
2005Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction ProgrammingSurvivorNominated
2005Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality- Competition ProgramSurvivorNominated
2005Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for Nonfiction ProgrammingThe ApprenticeNominated
2005Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction ProgrammingThe ApprenticeNominated
2005Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality- Competition ProgramThe ApprenticeNominated
2006Daytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Service ShowMarthaNominated
2006Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction ProgrammingSurvivorNominated
2006Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction ProgrammingSurvivorNominated
2006Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality- Competition ProgramSurvivorNominated
2006Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction ProgrammingSurvivorNominated
2006Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction ProgrammingSurvivorNominated
2006Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction ProgrammingThe ApprenticeNominated
2007Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Picture Editing for Reality ProgrammingSurvivorNominated
2007Daytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lifestyle ProgramMarthaNominated
2008Young Artist AwardBest Family Television Reality Show, Game Show, or DocumentaryAre You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?Won
2008Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Game ShowAre You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?Nominated
2008Peoples Choice AwardsFavorite Game ShowAre You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?Nominated
2008Kids Choice AwardsFavorite Reality ShowAre You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?Nominated
2009Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Picture Editing for Reality ProgrammingThe Celebrity ApprenticeNominated
2009Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Cinematography for Reality ProgrammingSurvivor: TocantinsNominated
2009Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host for a Reality or Reality- CompetitionSurvivor: TocatinsWon
2010Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Picture Editing for Reality ProgrammingSurvivor: Heroes vs. VillainsNominated
2010Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host for a Reality or Reality- Competition ProgramSurvivor: Heroes vs. VillainsWon
2010Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Cinematography for Reality ProgrammingSurvivor: Heroes vs. VillainsWon
2011Daytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lifestyle ProgramMarthaWon
2011Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Picture Editing for Reality ProgrammingSurvivor: Redemption IslandNominated
2011Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host for a Reality or Reality- Competition ProgramSurvivor: Redemption IslandWon
2011Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Cinematography for Reality ProgrammingSurvivor: Redemption IslandNominated
2012Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Picture Editing for Reality ProgrammingSurvivor: South PacificNominated
2012Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Cinematography for Reality ProgrammingSurvivor: South PacificNominated
2012Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction ProgrammingThe VoiceNominated
2012Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or SpecialThe VoiceNominated
2012Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lighting Design/ Lighting Direction for a Variety SeriesThe VoiceNominated
2012Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality- Competition ProgramThe VoiceNominated
2012Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramShark TankNominated
2012British Academy Television AwardsBest Reality & Constructed FactualThe Young ApprenticeWon
2013TCA AwardsRealityShark TankWon
2013TCA AwardsRealitySurvivorNominated
2013TCA AwardsRealityThe VoiceNominated
2013Critics' Choice AwardsBest Reality Series- CompetitionShark TankNominated
2013Critics' Choice AwardsBest Reality Series- CompetitionSurvivorNominated
2013Critics' Choice AwardsBest Reality Series- CompetitionThe VoiceWon
2013Parents Television CouncilSeal of ApprovalThe BibleWon
2013Daytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lifestyle ProgramMarthaWon
2013Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)Survivor: PhilippinesNominated
2013Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction ProgrammingSurvivor: PhilippinesNominated
2013Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Cinematography for Reality ProgrammingSurvivor: PhilippinesNominated
2013Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Picture Editing for Reality ProgrammingSurvivor: CaramoanNominated
2013Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for Nonfiction ProgrammingSurvivor: CaramoanNominated
2013Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for Nonfiction ProgrammingSurvivor: PhilippinesNominated
2013Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality- Competition ProgramThe VoiceWon
2013Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction ProgrammingThe VoiceNominated
2013Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Hairstyling for Multi-Camera Series or SpecialThe VoiceNominated
2013Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lighting Design/ Lighting Direction for a Variety SeriesThe VoiceWon
2013Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a SeriesThe VoiceNominated
2013Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramShark TankNominated
2013Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Miniseries or MovieThe BibleNominated
2013Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sound Editing for Miniseries, Movie, or a SpecialThe BibleNominated
2013Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or MovieThe BibleNominated
2013Peoples Choice AwardsFavorite TV Movie/MiniseriesThe BibleNominated
2013Peoples Choice AwardsFavorite Competition TV ShowThe VoiceWON
2013Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sound Editing for Miniseries, Movie, or a SpecialThe BibleNominated
2013PGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Non-Fiction TelevisionShark TankNominated
2013PGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Competition TelevisionThe VoiceWon
2014Hollywood Reporter Reality Power List#1 Reality Producer
2014TCAOutstanding Achievement in Reality ProgrammingShark TankNominated
2014TCAOutstanding Achievement in Reality ProgrammingThe VoiceNominated
2014TCAOutstanding Achievement in Reality ProgrammingSurvivorNominated
2014TCACareer AchievementMark BurnettNominated
2014Critics' Choice Television AwardsBest Reality Series- CompetitionSurvivorNominated
2014Critics' Choice Television AwardsBest Reality Series- CompetitionThe VoiceNominated
2014Critics' Choice Television AwardsBest Reality Series- CompetitionShark TankWON
2014Teen Choice AwardsBest Reality Competition ShowThe VoiceWON
2014Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Structured Reality ProgramShark TankWON
2014Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Nonfiction ProgramShark TankNominated
2014Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Cinematography for a Reality SeriesSurvivorNominated
2014Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Nonfiction ProgramSurvivorNominated
2014Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality- Competition ProgramThe VoiceNominated
2014Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Cinematography for a Reality SeriesThe VoiceNominated
2014Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Hairstyle for a Multi-Camera SeriesThe VoiceNominated
2014Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Interactive ProgramThe VoiceNominated
2014Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety SeriesThe VoiceNominated
2014Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera SeriesThe VoiceNominated
2014Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Picture Editing for Reality ProgrammingThe VoiceNominated
2014Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction ProgrammingThe VoiceNominated
2014Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Miniseries, Movie, or a SpecialThe VoiceNominated
2014Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Art Direction for Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition ProgrammingThe VoiceNominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Downey, Roma & Mark Burnett. Making The Bible a Daunting, Deep Experience, Huffington Post, 28 February 2013.
  2. ^ Emmy Awards website
  3. ^ "The Hollywood Reporter's Top 25 Reality Players of 2014". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7. In 2013 Burnett produced The Bible series that brought in around 100 million viewers, which ended up being the most watched cable series. In 2014 Burnett went on to produce the feature, Son of God and is now producing another, Ben-Hur, along side MGM for a 2016 release. April 2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ Mark Burnett profile at IMDb
  5. ^ a b c "Mark Burnett biography". Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Mark Burnett and Roma Downey on “The Bible”, PBS, 8 March 2013.
  7. ^ Jump In! pp. 16-25. Copyright © 2005 by Mark Burnett, Ballantine Books, Random House, Inc., New York; ISBN 0-345-48098-8
  8. ^ Hochman, David (14 July 2000). "And The Banned Played On". Entertainment Weekly. 
  9. ^ 20 Best Reality-TV Shows Ever EW.com
  10. ^ "Country Singer Blake Shelton Rounds Out 'The Voice' Team Of Coaches", Deadline.com, March 2011.
  11. ^ A+E Networks – Life is Entertaining. Aenetworks.com. Retrieved on 2013-10-23.
  12. ^ Elber, Lynn (24 May 2011). "'The Bible': History Channel, Mark Burnett Creating CGI 10-Hour Miniseries". Huffington Post. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  13. ^ Press Release. Roma Downey And Mark Burnett's #1 New Cable Series THE BIBLE Is Also A New York Times Best Seller, Dominating Amazon And Is #1 On iTunes And #1 On Twitter, 25 March 2013.
  14. ^ [1]
  15. ^ Capretto, Lisa (12 April 2013). "WATCH: Mark Burnett And Roma Downey Respond To Satan-Obama Controversy". Huffington Post. 
  16. ^ Brissey, Breia. (2013-04-08) 'The Bible' sets DVD record: Fastest-selling miniseries ever | Inside TV | EW.com. Insidetv.ew.com. Retrieved on 2013-10-23.
  17. ^ Boyle, Alan (3 October 2013). "NBC teams up with Virgin Galactic for 'Space Race' reality TV show". NBC News. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  18. ^ [2]
  19. ^ Sharon Cotliar and Cynthia Wang. "Mark Burnett and Roma Downey Engaged", People.com, 27 November 2006
  20. ^ Wang, Cynthia. "Mark Burnett, Roma Downey Marry in Malibu", People.com, 29 April 2007
  21. ^ a b "In re the Marriage of J. MARK and DIANNE J. BURNETT". Los Angeles County Super. Ct. No. BD376427. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  22. ^ Michael Starr (28 November 2006). "BURNETT FINDS HIS 'ANGEL'". New York Post. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  23. ^ Time magazine: TIME 100 Burnett profile
  24. ^ Burnett profile at nbc.com
  25. ^ a b The Television Critics Association Announces 2013 TCA Award Nominees | Television Critics Association. Tvcritics.org (2013-06-10). Retrieved on 2013-10-23.
  26. ^ The Hollywood Reporter article on Burnett's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  27. ^ Critics Choice Award Winners 2013 — The Big Bang Theory. TVLine (2013-06-10). Retrieved on 2013-10-23.
  28. ^ Buzz Media. "Press Release". Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  29. ^ PGA. "Award-Winning Television Producer Mark Burnett to Be Honored with 2010 Norman Lear Achievement Award". PGA. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  30. ^ Weber, Scott. "Mark "Survivor" Burnett Gets Hollywood Walk of Fame Star". NBC Los Angeles. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 

Three Days in June, The definitive account of the battle that Mark Burnett took part in as a member of The 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment during the Falklands war. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Three-Days-in-June/515197075193204?fref=ts

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Three-days-June-James-OConnell-ebook/dp/B00DMFMZWQ

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