Drawing from his background in design, writing, acting, and his experience directing theater, film and television, Mark is able to bring new insights and exceptional clarity to the complex task of directing the feature film. His books, THE DIRECTOR’S JOURNEY and DIRECTING FEATURE FILMS have become international best-sellers.
As Creative Consultant on feature films ranging from Studio productions (MGM, Twentieth Century Fox) to Independent Features, Mark is in demand for his skills in guiding the director through the complexities of film production. He has taught at AFI, UCLA, PU (Pixar University ), FAS Screen Training Ireland, HFF ( Munich ), and others.
Productions directed by Mark W. Travis have garnered a total of 30 awards including: an Emmy, Drama-Logue, L.A. Weekly, Drama Critics’ Circle, A.D.A, Ovation awards. His film and television directing credits are equally impressive including: The Facts of Life, Family Ties, Capitol, Hillers, the Emmy Award-winning PBS dramatic special,Blind Tom: The Thomas Bethune Story, Going Under, for Warner Bros. starring Bill Pullman and Ned Beatty, the documentary, Earlet; and The Baritones. On-stage, over the past 20 years, Mark has directed over 60 theatre productions in Los Angeles and New York.