Learn More About the Creative Team Behind Political Animals


Greg Berlanti serves as creator, executive producer, writer and pilot director of the original USA Network six-part limited series event POLITICAL ANIMALS, which premieres Sunday, July 15 at 10/9c.

Berlanti is the force behind several inventive and acclaimed television series, including "Everwood," "Brothers & Sisters," "Dawson's Creek," "Jack & Bobby," and "Eli Stone," for which he garnered a Writers Guild of America Award nomination.

In 2000, Berlanti made his directorial debut with the indie feature "The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy." In 2010, he directed the romantic comedy "Life as We Know It," starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel, which grossed more than $100 million worldwide. In 2011, he co-wrote and was a producer on the superhero actioner "Green Lantern."

He is currently executive producing the upcoming television show "Arrow" for the CW and "Golden Boy" at CBS.


Laurence Mark serves as executive producer of the original USA Network six-part limited series event POLITICAL ANIMALS, which premieres Sunday, July 15 at 10/9c.

Acclaimed veteran film producer Mark has been responsible for numerous award-winning, hit films over the past three decades. He produced "Dreamgirls," starring Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles and Eddie Murphy, and was written and directed by Bill Condon. The film received three Golden Globes(R), including one for Best Picture, and eight Academy Award(R) nominations and two wins. He received a Best Picture Academy Award(R) nomination for "Jerry Maguire," and executive produced "As Good As It Gets" and "Working Girl," both nominees for Best Picture. He and Condon also produced the well-received 81st Annual Academy Awards hosted by Hugh Jackman, which garnered ten Emmy(R) nominations and four wins.

Mark also produced "I, Robot" with Will Smith, "Last Holiday" with Queen Latifah, and "The Lookout" with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and directed by Scott Frank, which won the 2008 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature. Additionally, Mark produced "Riding in Cars with Boys," "Finding Forrester," "Hanging Up," "Anywhere But Here," "The Object of My Affection" and "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion." He also produced the acclaimed hit "Julie & Julia," starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, and written and directed by Nora Ephron, and "How Do You Know," starring Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd and Jack Nicholson, and written and directed by James L. Brooks. He recently completed production on the Lionsgate film, "Gay Dude," featuring Nicholas Braun, Nick Offerman, Gary Cole and Megan Mullally.

Laurence Mark Productions is headquartered at Sony Pictures Entertainment, where the company has a long-term production arrangement with Columbia Pictures. Mark's other producing credits include "Black Widow," "Cookie," "True Colors," "Sister Act 2," "The Adventures of Huck Finn," "Simon Birch," "Bicentennial Man" and "Center Stage."

Prior to his career in producing, Mark held several key publicity and marketing posts at Paramount Pictures, culminating in his being appointed vice president, west coast marketing. He then moved into production, and as vice president of production at Paramount and executive vice president of production at Twentieth Century Fox, he was closely involved with the development and production of such films as "Terms of Endearment," "Trading Places," "Falling in Love," "The Fly" and "Broadcast News."

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