Mark’s teaching experience straddles subjects in screenwriting, documentary, and media. At RMIT he was the co-ordinator and principal lecturer in the screen studies subject True Lies – Documentary Studies at RMIT and has led studios about The Capitol theatre, the Digital Director and Making Sense of Social Media in the media program. At Monash University he has taught into the Master of Communications and Media Studies program and the Bachelor of Media Communication on subjects about digital media, video editing and strategic communication. He also has an extensive career as a writer, director and producer in film and television.
Mark's work as writer and director has been recognised by the Richard Lane Award for screenwriting from the Australian Writers’ Guild as well as AWGIE nominations for other work. He has written and directed numerous documentaries including Julia Britton: Fearless which he co-produced with Rob George, screened on the ABC. Mark is the head of the Australian Directors’ Guild in Victoria and a former vice president of the Australian Writers’ Guild. He is also chair of the RMIT Screenwriting Industry Advisory Committee. He has also worked at ABC TV as a series producer, producer, director and writer, and written numerous hours of broadcast television drama.
He has written or co-written extensively about the screen sector including the book Shining a Light: 50 Years of the Australian Film Institute, co-written with Professor Lisa French. He is a member of the UNESCO UniTWIN Gender, Media and ICTs and has written for their publications. He has also written or co-written book chapters and journal articles on screenwriting, Australian screenwriters and the screen industry. He is a regular contributor to The Conversation, The Guardian and Screen Hub on screen sector events and issues.