Mark Lund

Mark Lund

Producer, Director & Writer

Location
Greater Boston Area
Industry
Entertainment

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Mark Lund's Overview

Current
  • Executive Producer/Director/Writer at Justice Is Mind
  • Producer/Marketing Consultant at The Ashton Times
  • Executive Producer/Writer at First World Productions
Past
  • Publisher at Scene Magazine
  • President & CEO at Ashton International Media
Education
  • David Prouty
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Mark Lund's Summary

Mark Lund is an award winning magazine publisher, thrice award nominated screenwriter, television personality, producer, director and writer. In 1993, Lund founded International Figure Skating magazine and built it into the world’s largest magazine for the sport and with it Ashton International Media into a $4 million enterprise that included six magazines. In 2002, Lund authored his first book Frozen Assets: The New Order of Figure Skating. From 1994 – 2014 Lund was often selected by television and media outlets to analyze the sport of figure skating. His most notable work came during the 2002 Winter Olympics, where he made over 220 appearances on several domestic and international TV networks. His work in the sport of figure skating landed him as one of the judges on FOX’s Skating with Celebrities in 2006. After Ashton International Media, Lund founded Scene, a contemporary newsmagazine for the gay community that was distributed in nine countries. Leaving Scene in 2006, Lund combined his passion for science fiction and space exploration and wrote the feature-length screenplay, First World. Nominated for three screenplay awards, Lund condensed the story and produced a 25 min. short film version that has screened at 20 sci-fi conventions in seven countries and was released on DVD by IndieFlix and Hulu in 2009. From 2009-10 Lund was the Drama Director for Becker College where he resurrecting the school’s drama program after a 20-year hiatus. His ebook First World: Covenant, a prequel novella to the screenplay First World, was published in 2011 through The Ashton Times. In January 2012 Lund’s short film, Justice Is Mind: Evidence had its world theatrical premiere which led to the financing of the feature film version. Lund wrapped principal photography on Justice Is Mind in October, 2012 where he served as executive producer and director. The film is now in limited theatrical release to positive press.

Specialties

Film and theatre director, screenwriter, magazine and ebook publishing, direct response, public relations, social networking and marketing campaigns, web-site development, event production, film production, public speaking, spokesperson, commercial production, acting, audience development, operations management, human resources, finance, organizational leadership, acquisition and transition management, talent coaching, writing, business plan development and execution.

Mark Lund's Experience

Executive Producer/Director/Writer

Justice Is Mind

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Fund-Raising industry

January 2011Present (3 years 9 months)

Wrote 120 page drama titled Justice Is Mind for development and production. Secured digital distribution deal at script stage. Produced short film version, Evidence, in 2011 as a funding vehicle for feature. Secured venue for theatrical premiere of short along with several additional screenings. Raised funding to produce feature length version from short film marketing efforts. For both the short and feature film version; conducted auditions (starring, co-starring, supporting and extras), retained crew, secured locations and marketing partnerships. Executed public relations and distribution plan. Managed multi-city theatrical release and secured VOD distribution. Justice Is Mind had its world premiere in August 2013 and was rated 8th highest rated film released by IMDB for that year.

Producer/Marketing Consultant

The Ashton Times

October 2010Present (4 years)

Developed electronic publishing, production and marketing consultancy. Wrote/published First World: Covenant through Amazon (Kindle) and Barnes & Noble (Nook). Executed online and social media marketing program resulting in positive reviews and search engine placement. Produced short film Evidence and feature film Justice Is Mind. Wrote script, auditioned cast, retained crew and secured distribution. Served as marketing consultant for local and national companies. Implemented their social media, public relations, website concept/build/launch and email newsletter campaigns resulting in expanded online presence and local/national media placements.

Executive Producer/Writer

First World Productions

April 2006Present (8 years 6 months)

Wrote and developed 125-page script for science fiction film titled First World. Nominated for Best Screenplay award and two Top Ten placements in leading film festivals. Condensed script and produced short film version (25 min.). Conducted auditions in Los Angeles and Boston to hire principal and supporting actors (total of 30). Secured locations, arranged transportation and scheduling. Screened short film at over 20 conventions in the United States, Australia, Japan, Great Britain, India and Ireland. Developed marketing plan and secured DVD distribution deal for short through IndieFlix and Hulu. Seeking $2 million to produce feature length version.

Drama Director

Becker College

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

August 2009April 2010 (9 months)

Resurrected on campus drama program after a twenty year hiatus. Conducted auditions to secure on and off stage talent. Produced and directed three plays, Break Fast, Antigone Now and The Long Red Herring for 2009-2010 academic year. Developed and executed marketing and public relations campaign securing placements in Worcester Magazine, Telegram & Gazette, Spencer New Leader and The Daily Leicester. Arranged for filming by Leicester Cable Access and coordinated promotional video projects.

Director, IMTA (consultant)

Karon Shea Model Management

April 2008August 2008 (5 months)

Directed a talent and modeling program through IMTA (www.imta.com). Developed curriculum, instructed 20 students in a classroom setting for 10 weeks, prepared scheduling and transportation for New York City convention resulting in 120+ agency callbacks and 100+ awards. Managed budget of $140,000, including tuition fee collection of $5,000 per contestant and additional revenue of $8,900 via up-selling of additional competitions to contestants. Generated profit of $37,000.

Judge, Skating with Celebrities

Fox Broadcasting

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Broadcast Media industry

January 2006March 2006 (3 months)

Was cast as one of the three judges on this celebrity style show that was broadcast on FOX.

Publisher

Scene Magazine

October 2004March 2006 (1 year 6 months)

Launched and developed national news magazine for the international gay community. Sold advertising to SCION, Subaru and Travelocity in addition to numerous endemic advertisers. Developed marketing plan for web site through Google and Yahoo generating 70 million unique site views. Achieved newsstand distribution in over 8 countries in addition to over 73 hotels/bed & breakfasts and 45 clubs. Secured marketing partnerships with over 60 organizations, including; GLAAD, The Gay Games, Outfest and numerous film festivals. Produced and wrote :30 and :60 commercials for SCENE that debuted on the LOGO network.

President & CEO

Ashton International Media

October 1993May 2004 (10 years 8 months)

Built magazine publishing operation from the ground up, managing growth to 20+ employees and annual revenues of $3.8 million. Maintained responsibility for all aspects of the business, including strategic and tactical planning, human resources leadership, public relations, marketing and sales, customer service, vendor contract negotiation and editorial decision-making. Conceived, developed and launched two new sports magazines and rapidly positioned them as industry leaders. Acquired three additional magazines and implemented quality improvements and operational cost-saving measures. Positioned company and executive leadership as industry experts through development and implementation of major events and media engagements.

Mark Lund's Skills & Expertise

  1. Film Production
  2. Acting
  3. Public Speaking
  4. Public Relations
  5. Finance
  6. Marketing Communications
  7. Social Media Marketing
  8. Direct Marketing
  9. Event Planning
  10. Film
  11. Television
  12. Entertainment
  13. Social Networking
  14. Social Media
  15. Photography
  16. Advertising
  17. Video
  18. Publicity
  19. Feature Films
  20. Broadcast
  21. Theatre
  22. New Media
  23. Scripting
  24. Commercials
  25. Creative Writing
  26. Comedy
  27. SEO
  28. Video Production
  29. Drama
  30. Pre-production
  31. Screenwriting
  32. Directing
  33. Final Cut Pro
  34. Producing
  35. Independent Film
  36. Short Films
  37. Digital Media
  38. Editorial
  39. Casting
  40. Documentaries
  41. Blogging
  42. Stage
  43. Final Draft
  44. Radio
  45. Post Production
  46. Storytelling
  47. Media Production
  48. Festivals

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Mark Lund's Education

David Prouty

19791983

Mark Lund's Additional Information

Websites:
Groups and Associations:
Honors and Awards:

OUT 100 List, Out Magazine
Liberation Publications (2001)

Winner of Best Publication, International Figure Skating,
The Professional Skaters’ Association (1999 and 2002)

Honored for Expansion – Breakfast Club Salute, Ashton International Media
Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce (2002)

Judge, Skating with Celebrities
FOX (2006)

Nominated Best Screenplay, First World
California Independent Film Festival (2007)

Top 10 Screenplay, Science Fiction, First World
The Movie Deal (2008)

Top 10 Finalist, Feature Length Screenplay, First World
Fantastic Planet Film Festival (2009)

Official Selection, Science Film, Justice Is Mind: Evidence
Scinema Festival of Science Film (2012)

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