Mark Walton is an Associate Professor of Media Management at The New School in New York City. He also regularly consults with media companies, government entities and independent content creators to help them develop sustainable business models and seek distribution for their works. Most recently, Mr. Walton was President of Sales & Marketing for One Caribbean Television, and prior to that he was a member of the senior management team that launched The Africa Channel in the US and the UK.
Mr. Walton co-founded the TV syndication company, Onyx Media Group, and secured distribution and sponsorship for over fifty shows, including New York Undercover and the Hispanic Heritage Awards.
He was also a founding partner at the independent film distribution company, KJM3 Entertainment, which marketed Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust and Raoul Peck’s The Man By The Shore. Mr. Walton began his career at the CBS Television Network in marketing.
Last year, Mr. Walton was a member of the National Working Group on Film for the Barbados Ministry of Culture, and he has been an Ambassador for the Pavillon Afriques at the Cannes Film Festival since 2020.
Mr. Walton earned his BS in journalism from Boston University’s College of Communications and holds a Master’s from the Yale School of Management.