PRODUCER / VICE PRESIDENT
In 2018, Mark Bell celebrated his thirty-seven year in the entertainment business, consisting of 11 years in the music and concert industry and 26 years in the theatrical business. All 37 years in the business involved booking, artist management, promoting and producing theatrical touring shows, trade shows, concerts and special events.
Mark has a knack for discovering unique talent and taking an artist record or authors book, live or animated video and adapting it for a touring stage production. He has produced well over 3,500 shows worldwide from midsize venues to pro-sports arenas and stadiums. Most often his favorite size venues are 2,000-seat theaters and performing arts centers. He especially likes producing shows in the old restored vaudeville theaters, which he finds unique, rich in character and sometimes even a challenge with their limited stages.
Mark's travels have taken him to five continents where he has worked on and produced numerous shows and tours internationally. He has also produced shows throughout North America, including four Canadian
Providences, one territory and every US state except Rhode Island. Mark has also produced many shorter version productions for state fairs, festivals, theme parks, sporting events, corporate events, trade shows, casinos, colleges & universities and large churches. His largest touring production to date played large theaters, had a cast and crew of 28 and traveled with two semi trucks and two entertainment sleeper coaches. In comparison, his smallest tour traveled with four actors and crew in a van which carried their sound system, sets and costumes. They performed 104 shows and made 20 bookstore appearances in the course of a ten week promotional tour.
As a producer, Mark has a vast experience and knowledge on bringing an intellectual property or concept to life on stage by assembling a team of the best directors, choreographers, script writers, songwriters, storyboard artists, set designers, costume designers, voice talents, recording engineers for music and underscoring, lighting designers, sound designers and special effect designers that the budget will allow. On a number of tours, his company has even been known to secure the sponsorship or put together the capitol investment plan to fund the production, tour and promotion. Mark grew up in the East Texas town of Center, where he graduated from high school. He attended colleges in the Texas cities of Tyler, Marshall and San Antonio before moving to Mobile, Alabama, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Mobile. His career in the entertainment business has moved his family to Mobile, Nashville, Seattle and Dallas-Fort Worth. He and his wife, Brenda have been married for over 39 years. They have three married children, two daughters and a son, and three grandsons.