Mark Burg Biography
Mark Burg is the co-founder of the Twisted Pictures, as well as the management company Evolution Entertainment.
With over 20 years of producing experience, Burg has brought an impressive range of films to the screen. His early credits include the award-winning Bull Durham as well as Can’t Buy Me Love. Burg served for several years as president of Island Pictures where he produced or executive produced films such as Toy Soldiers, Airheads, The Cure, Don’t Be a Menace…, B*A*P*S and The Gingerbread Man, among many others.
Since his launch of Evolution in 1998, his producing credits include the dramatic thriller John Q, starring Denzel Washington and Robert Duvall. Evolution is also active in television with Burg serving as executive producer of the smash sitcom Two and A Half Men. In 2004, Burg produced SAW, an immediate cultural sensation and one of the year’s most profitable films. Its’ success lead to the subsequent formation of Twisted Pictures.
In 2005, he produced SAW II, which opened at #1 on the Halloween weekend, and went on to become the year’s top-grossing horror movie. The success of subsequent sequels, III, IV and V, have made the series the number one horror franchise of all time. Most recently, Burg producer produced SAW: The Final Chapter, which was released in 3-D. Again, the film took the top spot at the box office and brought the worldwide box office total of the franchise to over $800 million. Burg also served as producer on the comedy Lottery Ticket, starring Bow Wow and Ice Cube.