Mark Joseph is a music and film producer, columnist and author
Mark Joseph is an award-winning music and film producer, columnist and author. His books include Faith, God & Rock ‘n’ Roll, and The Lion, The Professor & The Movies: Narnia's Journey To The Big Screen. He is a regular contributor to USA Today, The Huffington Post and Foxnews.com and has contributed to a variety of publications including Billboard, Forbes, Investor's Business Daily, Beliefnet, The Jewish Press, World, Regeneration Quarterly, NRO and others.
Mr. Joseph is currently producing the films Tolkien & Lewis, Max Rose, The Unknowns, The Vessel, Silence Patton, Frank vs. God, Japan: Searching For The Dream and Reagan. Over the last decade he worked in the development and/or marketing of 45 films including Ray, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, I Am David, Holes, Because of Winn-Dixie and others. Joseph is also a co-founder and president of the board of the Damah Film Festival.
Joseph produced the rock soundtrack for The Passion Of The Christ featuring Lauryn Hill, Scott Stapp of Creed, MxPx, Mark Hoppus of Blink 182, P.O.D. and others and has supervised the international releases of over 100 records and produced the music for dozens of television commercials. In 2009 he executive produced Molly Jenson's debut record Maybe Tomorrow on his label Bully! Pulpit Records in partnership with Nettwerk Music Group. In 2014 he produced Megadeth lead singer Dave Mustaine's version of The Star Spangled Banner for the film America.
He has also worked extensively as a TV host and producer having anchored The Entertainment Report for Group W/CNN, then spending five years as host and producer of NHK TV's The Interview, an international talk show that featured Joseph interviewing public figures like Jay Leno, Larry King, Charlton Heston, George Gallup, Gloria Allred and others. Mr. Joseph also spent a decade as U.S. correspondent for two radio stations, Tokyo FM and FM Yokohama for whom he reported daily from Los Angeles.
He has been quoted widely on issues relating to the intersection of spirituality and pop culture in media outlets like The New York Times, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, VH-1 and others.
Mr. Joseph lives in the Los Angeles area with his family