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Mark Durand is an innovative multiple Emmy and Peabody Award winning producer of original TV programs and films.

After operating a bookstore in New Hampshire, Mark began his TV career by creating the format for the long-running series "This Week in Baseball".   He wrote all the shows for Mel Allen in its first seven years, typically staying up all night to record Mel in the morning before the the age of satellite broadcasting. He was later contracted as a series writer for "Bay City Blues" by Stephen Bochco and David Milch, and wrote several episodes for "Tales from the Darkside" under George Romero and Stephen King.  

Later, as a freelance producer for ESPN,  he pitched and produced "Breaking the Line: Jackie Robinson's 50 Year Legacy",  a ground breaking historical special for ESPN's Outside the Lines.  It won a Cable Ace Award and substantial critical acclaim nationwide.   He went on to serve as a senior producer for the "SportsCentury 50 Greatest Athletes" series, producing 4 of his own shows including 2 two-hour specials for ABC.  

As a senior director and producer for ESPN Classic and ESPN Original Entertainment, he helped develop and oversee numerous programs, specials and theatrical film scripts, including the EOE scripted productions of "Ruffian" and "The Bronx is Burning".  

He then moved to development and editorial management of a new era of documentary film making with ESPN Films.  There he played a key role in the success of the critically acclaimed and highly rated 30 for 30 documentary series. Mark personally developed and oversaw the production of films directed by Albert Maysles, Alex Gibney, Barbara Kopple, Brett Morgen, Bill Coutourie, Fritiz Mitchell, Cruz Angeles, Jeff Feurzieg, Eric Drath and Jon Hock.  

Recently turned independent, he is now in the process of developing original shows, series and specials for film, TV, radio and the web.