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mark green
Owner, Celebrity Talent Agency Inc.

Location: Teaneck, NJ United States
Birthday: Oct 15th
Joined: Feb 22nd, 2008
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Subject: BIO
Celebrity Talent Agency Inc. was conceived in 1999 by veteran industry agent and record executive Mark Green. After spending more than 25 years in the entertainment industry, Mark decided to take his chances as an entrepreneur. His background is credited as a producer, agent, songwriter, publisher, tour manager, manager, record executive, and literary agent.
Over the years he has worked with superstars such as Prince, Eddie Murphy, Usher, Will Smith, Grandmaster Flash and a host of others.

After an internship at Sugarhill Records from 1979-1981, Mark began his music industry career at Hush Productions in 1984 where he worked in artist development, tour management and day-to-day activities with record labels. At Hush, Mark worked as Melba Moore's, Najee, Melisa Morgan and Freddie Jackson's tour manager and later became a roadie for Eddie Murphy (" Raw"). He left Hush after two years to join Associated Booking Corp. (ABC) as an agent. During his first year at ABC, Green was responsible for signing the DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince "AKA Will Smith", Salt N' Pepa and Kid & Play.

Shortly after returning to Hush in 1987 and working with Freddie Jackson, Mark left to join EMI Distribution as a field marketing rep. During that time he also pursued his dream of producing and writing and earned a #1 single by Producing and publishing "Remember The First Time" (Makingator Publishing, BMI) by artist Eric Gable. He went on to produce and write the rap song, "Midnight Hour," for Spice MC on EMI.

Mark left EMI Distribution for EMI/ Capitol Records in 1988 and remained there until 1997. At EMI, Mark held various positions: national director of rap (1988-89), sales and marketing director (1989-92) and regional director of promotions (1992-97), where in 1992 he was named Promotions Person of the Year.

After nine years at EMI Records, Mark became an independent marketing and promotions consultant. Among his clients were Schieffelin & Somerset Co., Brunswick Records, Relativity Records, Harmony Records, Humility Records, Flavor Unit, Priority Records, Coast to Coast Marketing, Pelle Pelle clothing, Schott Bros. clothing, Trutone Records manufacturing plant, NBA All-stars - Chris Webber & Derrick Coleman.

In 1998 Mark went back on the road as a Tour Manager where he worked with Usher, Dru Hill, SWV and Backstreet Boys. He later returned back to the corporate world and began a teaching career at Rosa Parks Performing Arts School in Paterson, NJ. During this time Mark discovered a student name Kia Thornton who had a singing group. After listening to her demo Mark got the group a record deal at Pendulum /EMI records. Kia's Group became "Divine" they had a number 1 single" Lately" on the hot 100 Billboard charts and tour with Britney Spears as the opening act.

During his consulting period, Mark developed Northstar Distribution for the artist " Prince" and distributed albums by Prince, Chaka Khan and Larry Graham on the independent label NPG Records and became the General Manager for Northstar Distribution. While managing Grandmaster Flash's Career, Mark also published his first book "The Grandmaster Flash Story on Doubleday books"

Mark received his and BA in Music Education at Virginia State University

My Interview Question
How can I help you.
Current Whereabouts:
music/ entertainment
Education   (request update)
Virginia State University class of 1984
Undergrad Major: Music
Campus Organization:
Omega Psi Phi
Claim To Fame:
published my first book "The Grandmaster Flash Story on Doubleday books" other accomplishments. 1. created distribution company for "Prince" 2. Wrote and produce top 10 Hip hop song EMI records 3. Published and produced #1 R&B song on Billbord charts. 4.Sign Fresh Prince as Agent 5.Sign the group Divine to EMI Records Web Results Master Gee - The Foundation The Sugarhill Gang is Master Gee , Wonder Mike and Big Bank Hank. ... His name was Mark Green , and he runs a booking agency called celebrity booking in ...
Most Memorable Moment:
Pledging Omega Psi Phi.... Graduating
Virginia State University 1984 class of
Grad Major:
High School: Hackensack high in Hackensack, NJ class of 1978
Activities & Accomplishments:
High school Letter in Track and Football. Broke High school records in Track. 440 relay- 88o relay and sprint meadly relay
Best Memories:
Appearing on TV for Rapping and DJing...being an influence on Master Gee's career of the Sugar Hill Gang.
I currently work with Celebrity Talent Agency Inc. as Owner
I have 23 years of experience working in the Arts, Entertainment, and Media industry.
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Hello dear friend, Great to communicate with you and to know each other for relationship if you don't mind and have desire to correspond with me,i will appreciate you communication through my email address so that we can get to know more of each other. my email is ( ) i will be waiting to read from you. have a nice day. yours blessing.
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