Mark Philip Lichtenstein is a producer/director/editor and professional magician from New York City. Mark is currently creating content for The Creative Council, a group of comedians and writers working (highly unofficially, naturally) for Hillary For America, plus writing comedy content for Barkbox, and directing, shooting, and/or editing digital content for up-and-coming performers throughout the New York comedy community (see below). Recent work includes developing two half-hour comedy pilots for Sinclair Broadcast Group. Further past favorite clients and/or partners include Big Vision Creative, Cutter Productions, Lead Pencil Comedy, Sam Morril (Comedy Central), and Keisha Zollar (HBO).
Mark’s work has been featured on The Onion’s AV Club, IndieWire, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Funny or Die, Refinery29, British Comedy Guide, The Daily Dot, IAF.tv, Huffington Post, Bustle, The Mary Sue, and others, and festivals including The DAMN! Film Series, Fright Night Film Fest, The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival, The H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival, etc. Mark has worked in post-production at ABC, CBS, and more, on shows including Good Morning America, World News Tonight, Nightline, and others.
As a magician, Mark performs close-up magic and mind reading at private parties, and consults for stage, screen, and even the art world. He also donates his magical performances to charities including Make-A-Wish, America Needs You, The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, Susan G. Komen, and Rock & Rawhide.
When not making magic on screen or with his bare hands, Mark can be found studying Japanese martial arts, gaming, and researching his next project.