As a child, Rockwell read omnivorously: books, cereal boxes, and comic books - the comic books read for free during afternoons on the steps of Howard's General Store on Route 7 in Arlington, Vermont. After graduating from Arlington Memorial High School, Rockwell attended Princeton University for two months and then transferred to Bard College, where he majored in literature.
Rockwell then worked for a gardening magazine in New York City before he and Gail moved to their present home beside a dairy farm outside Poughkeepsie, New York. There he helped his father write his autobiography, My Adventures as an Illustrator, and a book about his work, The Norman Rockwell Album. He then wrote some short stories, worked for the War on Poverty, sold second-hand books, and after reading The Oxford Book of Nursery Rhymes to his son, Rockwell rediscovered his interest in children's books. In 1969, he published his first children's book, Rackety-Bang And Other Verses.
Mark Johnson (Producer) Mark Johnson won the Best Picture Academy Award for Barry Levinson’s poignant 1988 drama Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman (Best Actor Oscar) and Tom Cruise. One of several films Johnson made with Levinson during a twelve-year span; the movie (winner of four Oscars) also captured a Golden Globe as Best Picture.
Johnson most recently produced the highly anticipated The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, a co-production between Walden Media and The Walt Disney Company that opened nationwide in December.
Born in Maryland, Johnson spent ten years of his youth in Spain. He earned his undergraduate degree in drama from the University of Virginia and his M.A. in Film Scholarship from the University of Iowa. From there, he moved to New York and entered the Director’s Guild Training Program, where one of his first projects was Paul Mazursky’s touching autobiographical drama, Next Stop, Greenwich Village. He subsequently relocated to Los Angeles and moved up from production assistant to assistant director on such projects as Movie, Movie, The Brinks Job, Escape from Alcatraz and Mel Brooks’ High Anxiety, which was co-written by future business partner Barry Levinson.