Mark Canton has been a preeminent force in the entertainment industry for the past 35 years, helping to bring hundreds of pictures to the screen as a senior studio executive and producer. After holding posts as President of Worldwide Theatrical Production at Warner Bros. and Chairman of the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Companies, Canton created his own production entity, The Canton Company.
In December 2003, he launched Atmosphere Entertainment MM, producing both the ‘300’ franchise and IMMORTALS, which together grossed more than $1bn. In 2014, he joined both Courtney Solomon at the helm of Cinelou Films and Lawrence Smith as Chief Advisor and partner at Mad Riot Entertainment.
Canton and Solomon produced CAKE, a dark comedy written by Patrick Tobin, directed by Daniel Barnz, and starring Jennifer Aniston, whose performance earned her a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Actress.
The second film in the Cinelou Films repertoire is MR. CHURCH, an emotional drama starring Eddie Murphy and directed by Bruce Beresford.
Cinelou followed with three more films in association with Mad Riot Entertainment; BURN YOUR MAPS starring Vera Farmiga and Jacob Tremblay, THE YELLOW BIRDS starring Jennifer Aniston, Tye Sheridan and Aldren Ehrenreich and THE COMEDIAN starring Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Harvey Keitel and Danny DeVito.
Canton recently produced the action epics LAST WITCH HUNTER, starring Vin Diesel and DEN OF THIEVES, starring Gerard Butler.
Mark executive produces the critically acclaimed STARZ network television series POWER with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. He continues to be a strong force in the entertainment industry as he helps drive Cinelou Films and Mad Riot Entertainment into the future.
Mark is a senior partner, founder, and Chief Advisor of Mad Riot.