Mark Spatny is a five time Emmy nominee and two time winner. Most recently he has worked as the visual effects supervisor on the USA television series 'Burn Notice', FOX's 'Touch', and the BBC's iconic science fiction series 'Doctor Who'. He has worked in computer graphics for over 20 years, on more than 300 hours of television and 17 feature films. He is currently VP of Digital Effects for Stargate Studios.
Outside of work, Mark has been a tireless advocate for the VFX industry. He is a two term governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He helped create the Visual Effects Society Awards and has served as its co-chair. He has lectured on television effects production for the DGA, SIGGRAPH, the University of Southern California, The San Diego Comic Con, and in London for the BBC Children's Festival.
Mark also serves his community by working with the American Red Cross and the LA County Sheriff?s CERT program. He has managed evacuation shelters during several wildfire incidents, including Southern California's 160,000 acre Station Fire.