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      Mark Ordesky

      Mark Ordesky

      Highest Rated: 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

      Lowest Rated: 15% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

      Birthday: Apr 22, 1963

      Birthplace: Sacramento County, California, USA

      Veteran film producer and studio executive Mark Ordesky is best known for executive producing the Oscar-winning "Lord of the Rings" trilogy He attended the USC School for Communication, where he earned a degree in print journalism. Ordesky had the most successful run of his career while serving as an executive at New Line Cinema, where he worked for over 15 years. He began his career as a script reader and worked his way up, eventually introducing Jackie Chan to English language audiences with "Rumble in the Bronx" and later "Mr. Nice Guy," for which he served as production executive. In 1997 he acquired the acclaimed film "Shine," which was New Line's first Best Picture nomination. He developed a relationship with filmmaker John Waters, serving as executive producer on his 1998 film "Pecker." In 2001 Ordesky began work on the most successful run of his career, producing Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring." He executive produced all three films in the series, including the Best Picture winner "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" in 2003. Ordesky spent five years as president of a specialty division of New Line, acquiring such acclaimed films as David Mamet's "State & Main," as well as Oscar nominees "Before Night Falls," "Tumbleweeds," "The Sweet Hereafter" and "American Splendor." In 2009, Ordesky launched his own company, Amber Entertainment and has executive produced the films "The New World" and "The Golden Compass."

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      40% 46% #Realityhigh Producer - 2017
      No Score Yet 67% The Murders of Brandywine Theater Executive Producer - 2014
      33% 29% Exists Producer - 2014
      63% 53% Tiger Eyes Producer $25.2K 2012
      47% 32% Lovely Molly Producer - 2011
      38% 45% Inkheart Executive Producer $17.3M 2008
      42% 51% The Golden Compass Executive Producer $70.1M 2007
      15% 53% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Executive Producer $39.5M 2006
      94% 86% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Executive Producer $377.8M 2003
      95% 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Executive Producer $342.6M 2002
      91% 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Executive Producer $315.5M 2001
      52% 64% Pecker Executive Producer $2.3M 1998
      38% 82% For Roseanna Executive Producer $120.4K 1997
      64% 75% Mother Night Executive Producer $390.5K 1996

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 33% The Quest Executive Producer 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Quest Executive Producer 2014