MARK LUND is an award winning magazine publisher, thrice award nominated screenwriter, television personality, producer, director, actor and writer.
In 1993, Lund founded International Figure Skating magazine and built it into the world’s largest magazine for the sport and with it Ashton International Media into a $4 million enterprise that included six magazines along with a cruise travel and special events division. In 2002, Lund authored his first book Frozen Assets: The New Order of Figure Skating.
From 1994-2014, Lund was often selected by television and media outlets to analyze the sport of figure skating. His most notable work came during the 2002 Winter Olympics, where he made over 220 appearances on domestic and international TV networks, including CNN, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, FOX, ESPN, BBC, NPR, CBC and CTV. His work in the sport of figure skating landed him as one of the judges on FOX’s Skating with Celebrities in 2006.
After Ashton International Media, Lund founded Scene, an alternative contemporary newsmagazine that was distributed in nine countries. Through Ashton and Scene, his production of direct response TV commercials, major events and video projects have been broadcast on ABC, ESPN, TBS, LOGO and Royal Caribbean International cruise lines.
Leaving Scene in 2006, Lund combined his passion for science fiction and space exploration and wrote the feature-length screenplay, First World. Nominated for screenplay awards at the California Independent Film Festival, The Movie Deal and Fantastic Planet Film Festival, Lund condensed the story and produced a 25 minute short film version that has screened at 20 sci-fi conventions in the United States, Australia, Japan, Great Britain, Ireland and India. First World was released on DVD by IndieFlix and Hulu in 2009.
From 2009-2010, Lund was the drama director for Becker College where he resurrected the school’s drama program after a 20-year hiatus. Later that year he wrote the screenplay Justice Is Mind. In 2011, his ebook First World: Covenant, a prequel novella to the screenplay First World was published. That fall, Lund produced and directed the short film Evidence based on his feature length screenplay Justice Is Mind.
Premiering Evidence theatrically in early 2012, Lund secured funding to produce the feature length version that summer. Serving as executive producer and director, Justice Is Mind wrapped production in October 2012 and premiered August 18, 2013 in Albany, New York as part of the Capital District Film Festival with an international premiere on October 29, 2014 on Cunard Line's Queen Elizabeth ocean liner. Justice Is Mind is now in limited theatrical release and VOD through Amazon, VHX and other platforms.