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Executive Producer of The Voice, Survivor, The Apprentice, Shark Tank and numerous other shows, Four time Emmy Award winner Mark Burnett has produced over 1,000 hours of television programming which regularly air in over 70 countries worldwide.
- How do you manage the difference between patience and persistence? Survivor was rejected by all three networks. Went back to CBS and re-pitched it. The rest, as they say, is history.)
- (Mark has no college degree. Came to the US with $200 in his pocket.)
- When everyone tells you ‘no,’ it really does mean ‘next opportunity’.
- When CBS accepted the pitch for Survivor, I thought, ‘What in the world am I going to do now?!’
- You have to go and make a parade, even if no one else is participating.
- Your energy is a valuable resource. You only get a certain amount each day.
- This country is a place that gives you chances. But you have to deliver. America likes results.
- My wife and I are part of this country by choice. We chose to become citizens.
- Talk is cheap. You have to deliver results.
- The amount of people who tell me that something won’t work is astronomical. But you have to be sure. You cannot be swayed. You have to know inside you that it’s the right thing you’re going to do.
- We’re all scared a lot of the time.
- Sometimes you have to fake confidence to let the people that you lead show that they’re okay.
- The camera can see on television an inauthentic moment.
- On Survivor, people forget that the cameras are there after about 12 hours.
- You can tell if someone is being authentic or not. Their physiology shows they’re being inauthentic.
- (Mark and his wife and making a 10-part miniseries on the telling the story of the Bible. We’re seeing clips of it now.)
- We had to tell the story of the whole Bible, not just bits and pieces of it.
- (Gotta be honest. Had no idea Mark Burnett was a Jesus guy. Love what he’s doing and WHY he is doing it.)
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