is an American producer for reality television and the CEO of Burns Avenue Entertainment.
Born and raised in St. Louis, he experienced more challenges than most young people which led to homelessness, dropping out of high school and becoming a father at 17 years of age. One life changing gift of a camera gave him vision and caused him to pursue a career. He found mentors and opportunities to shadow active filmmakers. Moving to Atlanta expanded his network and with hard work and good ethics, in a short period of time he worked his way up in the land of television from PA toProducer. He has worked for reality show pioneers, including Carlos King and Mona Scott Young.
The Atlanta based producer and PGA guild member has earned credits on top reality shows and is currently creating a platform of information for like-minded individuals seeking opportunities in the world of television, but need guidance on where to start. His main focus is encouraging young people to believe in their dreams and do the work needed to achieve those dreams. He is also looking to take his training, skill set and talent and apply them to his own show and to develop a feature film. Markus is currently the co- executive producer for real housewives of Atlanta. Markus is a true servant leader, sharing his resources and real life inspiration to transform visions into realities.
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