Mark Mitten

Co-Chair, Marketing and Development Committee

Mark Mitten is an award-winning producer who has created a variety of media and entertainment projects. Most recently he originated and produced the internationally acclaimed documentary Abacus: Small Enough To Jail, directed by Steve James (Hoop Dreams), which premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Abacus was nominated for the 2018 Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary and was named best Political Documentary by the Critic’s Choice Awards. Mark is producing the feature version of Abacus with Justin Lin (Fast and Furious) directing. He was an executive producer and co-producer on the Roger Ebert documentary, Life Itself which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was named as the best documentary of the year by over a dozen critics associations, Rotten Tomatoes, the National Board of Review and the Producers Guild of America. In addition, also worked as a producer on a top-rated reality show. Mark also served as the chief brand officer for Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid where he made over 30 short films with Janusz Kaminski , Brett Morgen and Joe Pytka among others after which he directed, co-wrote and produced the documentary, Making Big Plans: The Story of Chicago’s Olympic Dream for NBC. Prior to producing, Mark was a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he provided strategic consulting to Fortune 100 companies.

Films by Mark Mitten

Finding Yingying 2020
Executive Producers
Represent 2020
Life Itself 2014
Executive Producers, Co-Producer