Mark Morrissey: key agent and manager, on his new direction

The hardy internationalist with Hollywood clients has announced his own production vehicle, First Option Pictures. His first project resurrects a forgotten Australian hero of the US Labor movement.

At the age of 62, after 33 years as a talent agent, with clients like the Hemsworth trio scattered across Hollywood, Mark Morrissey is entitled to slow down a bit. After all, he reads voraciously, and he is comfortably based in Sydney, surrounded by his family.

As he told Screenhub in an interview, ‘I’m feeling pretty positive. I have a whole range of new physical exercises, I’m doing various forms of clean eating and now I’ve got my daughters around me who are constantly updating me with new ways to keep myself healthy. So I’m in a very good place.’

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.