Mark Spano has recently completed documentary entitled The Sicilians.He is also developing similar project on the Catalan region of Spain. He has produced numerous television series and programs. Mark produced a series of monthly television sequences promoting theatre throughout North Carolina for statewide air on public television. Mark is developing a live-to-tape concert program on Carolina Beach Music called Shaking the Shack.
Mark produced a number of television program for a major nonprofit serving adults and children living with developmental disabilities.
He also consulted for a Washington, DC-based firm on communications projects for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He has functioned as a field producer for the Fox Network’s Iyanla Show. He produced a 12-minute film for the Latin American Resource Center, showcasing Dialogo, the Center’s key diversity program. He also completed a television program for the Rural Advancement Foundation, International – USA on a cost-share initiative for moving North Carolina farmers from tobacco to alternative crops.
He produced a national television series on excellence in education called Models of Teaching funded by The Kenan Alliance for Partnerships in Education uniting the Center for Creative Leadership, the National Humanities Center, UNC’s office for Best Practices in Teaching and UNC-TV. MSCI also, provided materials and worked closely with on-line team to develop a significant streaming video component.
MSCI produced At Work and At Play, the third program in a series produced in cooperation with Preservation North Carolina. The hour-long documentary features noted state historic sites where North Carolinians have historically worked and played. Mark Spano also wrote and produced the first and second programs in the series: On the Tracks of Progress (Image of video box) and Far Fetched and Dear Bought. Nationally syndicated television interviewer Charlie Rose narrates these programs.
Mark Spano also wrote and produced a television program celebrating the 50th anniversary of the University of North Carolina School of Nursing. The school is using the program for recruiting, fundraising and public relations.
Through Countryside Ventures, a joint venture with Bob Garner Productions, Mark Spano produced a weekly public television series called Carolina Countryside with Bob Garner. The Venture also produced Homecoming: Food and Fellowship, North Carolina Style and Jeanne Robertson: Not Just for Laughs.
Mark Spano Communications also produced Victories Great and Small for the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities. This promotional video program is targeted to contributors, client families and volunteers. Mark Spano Communications provided writing and production assistance on This is Chinqua-Penn, an introductory film on the ancestral home-place of Jeff and Betsy Penn.
With the artistic director of Mallarmé Chamber Players of Durham, NC, MSCI developed and documented a program of artists’ residencies in schools, focusing on the creative process. Teams of professional artists worked intensively with students in musical composition, choreography, performance and video production to create original works for performance and broadcast.
Mr. Spano also wrote and produced the “Telly” award-winning documentary The Quality of Light: A Biography of Claude Howell, noted North Carolina painter.