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Tony Mark and Susan Fiore Hollywood heavy hitters Tony Mark and Susan Fiore have all the credentials of a high-powered Hollywood couple. He’s an Academy Award–winning producer of The Hurt Locker and she’s an assistant director who’s worked on such blockbusters as Goodfellas, Interview with the Vampire, and Die Hard: With a Vengeance. At heart, however, they’re just another downto-earth Santa Fe duo. Both are longtime residents who found the City Different suitable for raising their daughter Rafaella, enjoying the outdoors, and fashioning lives as New Mexico filmmakers. Together, Mark and Fiore have crafted such films as Georgia O’Keeffe, a made-forTV movie they fought to have filmed on location in O’Keeffe Country, and Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden. “It’s so wonderful to work with Tony,” Fiore says. “He knows I ask for no more and no less than I need, and he gets me exactly that.” That’s not to say they don’t travel when necessary. This winter, Mark was on location in California, producing filmmaker Michael Bay’s post-apocalyptic TV drama The Last Ship, set to air on TNT in June. But, ultimately, it all comes back home. Trading off travel with her husband, Fiore has recently been directing commercials in state, including those for the ENDWI campaign, which she says hold special importance to her as a parent. Mark also plans to bring another New Mexico project closer to fruition in 2014: the long-awaited Blood and Thunder miniseries, based on the acclaimed book by fellow Santa Fean Hampton Sides.—Ashley M. Biggers 35

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