MARK HONER - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Mark grew up fascinated with how television and film could tap into powerful emotions and create connections.
He started his career in local TV News in the early 1980’s and later landed a job as a producer for CBS News. His assignments included live sports coverage of several NCAA Final Fours, a number of World Series’ and the 1994 Winter Olympics in Norway. It also required he cover earthquakes, hurricanes, plane crashes and presidential campaigns.
In 1996, he made a decision to point his career in a more positive direction. He started the television production company Destination Hope and launched a nationally syndicated TV show by the same name.
Destination Hope aired for 52 weeks and reached hundreds of thousands of viewers with stories of hope and inspiration. The show is no longer in production. But the production company it spawned is alive and well 20+ years later.
Today, Destination Hope goes by the name DHTV Digital….the ‘DH’ for Destination Hope, acting as a constant reminder of why the company was created and its continued focus. Over the past two decades, DHTV Digital has created television programs, short films and videos for clients around the world.
Over the past two decades, Mark has created television programs, short films, and videos for clients around the world. His documentaries include the award winning ‘Town Teams: Bigger than Baseball’ released in 2016. His film ‘COMBINED’ is currently on the film festival circuit, and was recently honored with ‘Best Story’ award at the Sunset Film Festival in Los Angeles. He has two other documentary films in production.
In addition to managing DHTV Digital and creating his own films, Mark enjoys teaching young filmmakers how to create, market and distribute their own films. Alumni from Mark’s management tree include award winning filmmakers, television producers, and employees who have gone on to create their own production companies.
Creating powerful, inspiring stories is what drove Mark to take a leap of faith and start Destination Hope LLC. And it’s what DHTV Digital continues to demand of itself today for all of its clients and partners.
Here are some of Mark’s passion projects: