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Mark Burnett & Roma Downey: We Worked Across Denominations

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Last year's cable miniseries ‘The Bible' was a ratings smash. It was produced by Mark Burnett and his wife Roma Downey, who have now made a follow-up. This time a feature film, titled ‘Son Of God.'

Fun facts about Mark Burnett (Source: Wikipedia)

Burnett is currently the executive producer of five network television series with seven hours of network programming. He has produced over 2,400 hours of television which regularly airs in over 70 countries. His current series are Survivor, The Apprentice, The Voice, Shark Tank, The Sing Off and People's Choice Awards. In 2013, TV Guide Magazine named Burnett "Producer of the Year." Also, Burnett was named one of the world's most influential people by TIME Magazine. He has won five Emmy Awards, one PGA Award and five People's Choice Awards as of November 2013, and his projects have garnered a total of 98 Emmy nominations. In addition to his work as a producer, he has authored eight books. Burnett has worked with Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil, Christina Aguilera, Usher, Shakira, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, Martha Stewart, Sarah Palin, Jeff Foxworthy, Samuel L. Jackson, and Donald Trump, among others. In 2011, Burnett sold 50% of his company to the Hearst Corporation.

Fun facts about Roma Downey (Source: Wikipedia)

Roma is an Irish actress and Emmy nominated producer from Northern Ireland. She played kind-hearted angel Monica on the American TV series Touched by an Angel. Downey received two Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her role on the show. Downey is an ambassador for Operation Smile. An author of three books for children and producer of the children's series, Little Angels. She is currently the executive producer of the television miniseries The Bible on the History channel. She also plays the role of Mother Mary in the series. The Bible shattered sales records in its first week of home video release, selling 525,000 units to become the top-selling TV miniseries of all time. Downey and her husband Mark Burnett have produced a movie version of the series, titled Son of God, which will be released on February 28, 2014 and is distributed by "20th Century Fox". In December, 2013 CBS announced a new miniseries with Downey and her husband, Mark Burnett, "The Dovekeepers" based on the New York Times Bestseller by Alice Hoffman. The miniseries will air in 2015. According to the Belfast Telegraph, in 2013 she had a net worth of £220 million, making her one of the richest people in the Republic and Northern Ireland.

‘Son Of God' opens tomorrow.

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