Mike Norris is no stranger to the film and television industry. He grew up on a movie set, being the oldest son of action superstar, Chuck Norris. Mike had a natural acting ability, appearing in two of his father's films, A Force of One and The Octagon. His appearance in The Octagon earned him a leading role in the action film, Yoitng Warriors. A trip to Finland became the first turning point in Mike's career, when he met a young and intriguing filmmaker, Renny Harlin. The two teamed up to produce Born American. The success of the film became a launching pad for these two young careers.
Mike also starred in the Survival Games, Delta Force 3, Death Ring, Ripper Man, Carnival of Wolves and Delta Force 4, which was directed by Joe Zito, the director of Missing in Action and Invasion U.S.A.
Wanting to get behind
the camera again, Mike began directing the second unit of his father's
hit television show, Walker Texas Ranger. Within one year, Mike earned
the opportunity to be a series regular Director. During a hiatus from
Walker, Mike directed an action film, The Rage Within, starring Fred "The
Hammer" Williamson, Richard Norton and Andrew Divoff.
Mark Thompson is the former Director of National Sales for Star Wire, the parent company of Christianity.com, where his duties included advertising/marketing sales but also the development of a media division that used the network as a promotion vehicle for entertainment content. Promotions included the film Extreme Days, and the creation of on-line fan based networks aimed at such artists as Bon Jovi and Michael W. Smith.
Mark was an integral part in launching Gaylord Digital, the former internet company of Gaylord Entertainment. As General Manager of Lightsource.com, Mark paved the way from the early days of the site where it was the exclusive Christian content web-caster of Broadcast.com (now Yahoo, Inc.), to being one of the top Family entertainment destinations on the web for concerts, sports, self improvement, and original programming.
Mark created, as well as produced and directed, many unique special events for the web that tied on-line and off-line promotions, record sales and concert tours. These events became the most viewed and trafficked areas in the site's history.
Working closely with
Yahoo.com, Mark developed the web presence for music artists such as Amy
Grant, Michael W. Smith and the Dixie Chicks, book authors such as Frank
Perretti, Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins of "Left Behind" fame,
Max Lucadeo, Larry Burket, Mike Smalley, Steve Arteburn, sports events
such as Motor Racing Outreach, Heart of A Champion, a tribute with exclusive
footage of Payne Stewart and interview with his wife and special events
such as the Dove Awards, James Dobson with Focus on the Family, John Maxwell,
Columbine Anniversary Service, Celebrate Freedom and a live web-cast with
"Santa Clause" promoted over the 166 million unique users of
the Yahoo Network.