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Mark Lowell Ordesky (b. April 22, 1963) is an American film producer and film studio executive. He is best known as the executive producer for the Oscar-award winning The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

BiographyEdit

Early WorkEdit

During 20 years at New Line Cinema and earlier at Republic Pictures, Mark Ordesky was the executive producer for over 60 films, including New Line's first Best Picture Oscar nominee (Shine), its first major-category Oscar winner (Geoffrey Rush, Best Actor, Shine), and its first Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival (Lars von Trier's Dancer In The Dark).

The Lord of the Rings trilogyEdit

While at New Line Cinema, Ordesky was the executive producer for the entire The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.[citation needed]

The Hobbit trilogy Edit

Ordesky returned at the behest of Peter Jackson, the director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, along with nearly the same crew of the previous movie, to film The Hobbit trilogy.