Mark Gooder has over 25 years of experience in the independent film sector including significant roles in film distribution, exhibition and film sales. His roles as CEO of Icon and President of Acquisitions at The Weinstein Company saw him responsible for the acquisition of some of the most successful independent films of all time including Gosford Park, The Queen, The Iron Lady, Slumdog Millionaire, 12 Years A Slave and Paranormal Activity. In 2015 Gooder partnered with international film sales veteran Alison Thompson to form Cornerstone Films based out of London and L.A. Mark has been based in LA for over 10 years.
In aggregate Gooder has acquired, and/or distributed some of the most successful independent films ever made including; 12 YEARS A SLAVE, AMELIE, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, IN BRUGES, THE IRON LADY, LA VIE EN ROSE, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, PHILOMENA, THE QUEEN, ONCE, and SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.
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