MARK VALLEY: ZBURG – SHOOT LOCAL, THINK GLOBAL
Saturday 15 June – 11.30-12.30
The Queens Head, 78 Harbour Parade, Ramsgate CT11 8LP
Mark Valley engaged his own community in upstate New York to make the web series ZBurg.
Shoot Local, Think Global is an inspirational talk, which every aspiring film maker should attend, with practical advice based on hands on experience and industry knowledge.
Mark is a writer, director and accomplished performer having worked on acclaimed shows with some of the top creators in television including J.J. Abrams on Fringe, David E. Kelley on Boston Legal and Harry’s Law, Ryan Murphy on Feud: Bette and Joan, John Wells on ER, Mike White on Pasadena and Joel Wyman on Keen Eddie, Matt Weiner on ‘Romanovs’. His extensive TV credits also include ABC’s Body of Proof; Bravo’s Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce; CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Fox’s Human Target, among many others. On the big screen, Valley’s roles include those in Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and Edward Zwick’s The Siege (1998), and Simon West’s GUN SHY, starring Antonio Banderas.
Valley is a Gulf War veteran who graduated from West Point and served with the U.S. Army’s Berlin Brigade from 1988-1992. During that time, he witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall, learned to speak German, and began his acting career in director John Schlesinger’s film The Innocent (1995) starring Anthony Hopkins. In addition to co-writing The Stasi Files, and hosting his podcast the Live Drop, Valley is a published short story author and has written and directed numerous episodes of Funny or Die’s The Millionaires. He recently created the web series ZBURG, shot in his hometown in Upstate New York. Valley is a three-time Screen Actors Guild Award nominee for his role in Boston Legal and is an Alumn of the Writers Guild Foundation Veterans Writing Workshop. Mark is currently an MFA candidate for Fiction at Antioch University. He is repped by Paradigm and lives in Eagle Rock, CA.