Mark Mathis is available for speaking engagements.
Mark Mathis – Biography
Director, Producer and Co-Writer of spOILed
As Line Producer for Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (Premise Media, April 2008), Mark lined up interviews, secured locations, set the schedule, organized the crew, and conducted approximately 80 percent of the interviews himself and organized nearly all of the other interviews for Ben Stein. Once principal production was completed, Mark became the lead promoter of the film, being interviewed more than 300 times for talk radio shows, TV programs, blogs, newspapers and magazines (including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal). Mark also conducted more than 30 pre-screenings of Expelled in 25 cities from Los Angeles to New York City.
Mark was on the big screen in 2006 alongside Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen and Bruce Willis in The Astronaut Farmer. He played the primary news reporter covering the story of the retired astronaut (Thornton) building a spaceship on his farm.
Mark has a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of New Mexico (1985). He worked as a news reporter/anchor from 1985 – 1994 in New Mexico, California, South Carolina and Nevada. Mark has hosted two radio shows (KKOB Radio, KAGM Radio) and been a featured guest on hundreds of radio shows nationwide. Mark’s book Feeding the Media Beast: An Easy Recipe for Great Publicity (Purdue University Press, 2002) is published in the U.S, India, Korea, China and Russia. Mark has been a featured speaker/trainer for professional organizations for the past 15 years, speaking to groups as varied as the National Football League, the Independent Petroleum Assn. of America, AOL, the American Anthropological Assn., the Public Relations Society of America and many others.
Mark’s obsession with energy began in 2002 when he was called upon to provide media consulting services to the Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico. What he learned about energy over the next few years led him to found the Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy. Mark served as Executive Director of CARE for two years before moving on to documentary film.