Mark Gantt: Actor | Writer | Producer | The Bannen Way Web Series | Create Your Own Career | Workshop


We are asking for your support in raising funds so that 60 students, ages 13-18 can participate in a 2-DAY LEADERSHIP EMPOWERMENT TRAINING course called Momentum Teens for Leadership.

We don't have much time: we need to raise over $6000 by JULY 21, 2014. Please support us in any way that you can by making a contribution. Thank you so much for your help!


We will be servicing 60 students at the Luskin Academy. Here is some information about the type of students we will be servicing:

- The school has 271 students
- 74 are African American
- 1 Native American
- 194 Latino
- 2 White
- 262 Are Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
- 131 are English Language Learners
- 14 are students with Disabilities
- On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest) Luskin Academy is ranked a 4 Statewide
- According to the Safety by Zip Code website on a scale of 1-100 (100 being the least safe) Luskin Academy is located in a zip code ranked between 74-94.

We are what is wanted and needed to touch move and inspire the students of Luskin Academy. We can make a difference in this community that so desperately needs change.


We are the first Momentum Leadership team in Los Angeles, and we're excited about sharing this amazing opportunity with you to help change lives, particularly the lives of "at-risk" youth.

Our team recently participated in the adult version of this powerful course and can guarantee that it will change lives. We were so inspired by this transformative, groundbreaking work that we are 100% committed to providing this opportunity to our youth.


Momentum Teens for Leadership (MTFL) empowers youth to be responsible, authentic, contributing leaders. Momentum Teens for Leadership, founded by Robin Lynn, provides workshops and ongoing programs designed for 13-17 olds to enhance communication and empower new discoveries and conversations of choice, responsibility, trust, cooperation, contribution, integrity, and team. Programs led by expert trainers provide practical tools and hands-on experiential learning to support teens in being responsible leaders in their families, schools, communities, and the world.
Participants leave MTFL with practical skills and enjoyable memories to last a lifetime. Are there young people in your life that you'd like to invite to Choose, Commit, and Create extraordinary results in their lives NOW?

Give these teens the proper tools to overcome personal obstacles so that they can thrive in their communities and live healthier, happier lives in pursuant of their their dreams

Momentum Teens for Leadership has served over 800 participants year-to-date
50% of our participants increased their grade point average by one letter grade in a 3-month period.
100% of our graduates with GPA’s of 90% or more have maintained their averages or increased their averages by 5 grade points.
71% of our participants increased their hours of service in their communities and school by 20 hours per month
75% of our participants improved family relationships
84% of our participants changed their health habits by exercising and eating nutritionally
90% of our participants return to serve as peer mentors to new participants
100% of our graduating high school seniors go on to college

For more info:

Podcast From America


Welcome to the Christmas episode of PODCAST FROM AMERICA, with my special guest Mark Gantt, a talented actor/writer/producer/director, who I was lucky enough to speak to at the beginning of October. You can listen to the show via iTunes by clicking this link.

I’ve been following Mark’s career with interest since I met him on the set of Sony’s The Bannen Way, just over a year ago. He and his Bannen co-creator, Jesse Warren, were on day 18 of a 19-day shoot at the Lacy Street Studios in east LA, filming their ground-breaking high-production value web series, about a gangster who wants to go straight.

I blogged at the time that ‘Hollywood’s future was in Bannen’s hands‘, and after the series scored more than 14 million hits, and went on to be sold as a feature on DVD, I think they ably demonstrated that well-produced, original web shows can have clout. Their model is very new, but proves that there is another viable way that talented actors, producers and directors, who might otherwise not get the chance, can showcase their talents.

Mark’s now an authority on making shows on the web, and runs a kick-ass course on the subject – find out more at

He also has a host of projects coming up, including the episode of Suite 7 that he directed, starring Eddie McClintock and Jaime Murray, which is out now.


Inside Acting Podcast With Bannen Way's Mark Gantt
Written by Mark Gantt   

Episode 28: Mark Gantt (Part 1)

August 10, 2010

Episode 28: Mark Gantt (Part 1)

In Episode 28, Trev and AJ chat about what's been keeping them (very) busy, answer a listener voicemail, and talk about the casting process before jumping into Part 1 of a majorly kickass interview with actor/writer/director/producer — and co-creator of award-winning webseries (and now feature-length film) The Bannen Way — Mark Gantt. Total running time: 53:15.

OK Good Stuff - Mark Gantt Interview

Robby and Patrick interview Mark

Tubefilter Video: Mark Gantt

by Marc Hustvedt on December 30th, 2009


The Bannen Way continues to drum up anticipation with their latest promo video out today. This time it’s all about co-creator Mark Gantt who stars as protag Neal Bannen, aka “The Man.” We are still wondering just what kind of “research” went into this role… [Crackle]

Read more... [Tubefilter Video: Mark Gantt]
Press Release - The Bannen Way DVD

Winner of 4 Streamy Awards® Including “Best Drama Web Series”
Thrilling and Sexy Feature-Length Movie from the Original Crackle Series Debuts on DVD July 20th

May 25, 2010

Culver City, Calif. (May 25, 2010) – Experience non-stop action when the exhilarating feature-length movie from Crackle’s highly acclaimed online series The Bannen Way comes to DVD July 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The series stars Mark Gantt  (“Ocean’s Eleven”), Daytime Emmy® Award Winner Vanessa Marcil (TV’s “Las Vegas”), Gabriel Tigerman (TV’s “Supernatural”), Michael Ironside (Terminator Salvation), Academy-Award® nominee Robert Forster* (Jackie Brown), and special guest star, Academy-Award® nominee Michael Lerner** (A Serious Man). The DVD contains the all-new movie version of the series as well as six exclusive behind-the-scenes featurettes.

Press Release April 12 - Streamy Awards!

Crackle's Original Web Series 'THE BANNEN WAY' Dominates The 2nd Annual Streamys

By PR Newswire 04/12/10 - 06:58 PM EDT

CULVER CITY, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- THE BANNEN WAY, the sexy, fast-paced web series from Crackle, Sony Pictures Entertainment's online video network, garnered the most wins of any nominated network or production company at the 2nd Annual Streamy Awards, which honor excellence in original web television programming. THE BANNEN WAY won a total of four awards, including "Best Drama Web Series," emerging as the most honored program for the evening.
Winners were announced by the International Academy of Web Television on Sunday, April 11th at a ceremony held at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.
Streamy Awards won by THE BANNEN WAY, which has surpassed 13 million views on, include:

  • Best Drama Web Series
  • Best Male Actor in a Drama Web Series - Mark Gantt
  • Best Directing for a Drama Web Series - Jesse Warren
  • Best Editing in a Web Series - Zack Arnold


Sony Press Release - March 1, 2010 Garners Most Streamy Award Nominations for a Video Network or Production Company


'The Bannen Way' Surpasses 13 Million Views and Collects Most Nominations For Any Series

CULVER CITY, Calif., March 1 /PRNewswire/ --, Sony Picture Entertainment's online video network, today received 13 nominations, the most nominations for any network or production company for the 2nd Annual Streamy Awards, honoring excellence in original web television programming.

Crackle's THE BANNEN WAY, ANGEL OF DEATH, WOKE UP DEAD and MOMMY XXX received a combined total of 13 nominations. THE BANNEN WAY, which has surpassed 13 million views on, received a total of seven nominations, including Best New Web Series and Best New Drama Series, the most for any show. The winners will be announced by the International Academy of Web Television on April 7th and April 11th at two separate ceremonies in Hollywood, CA.


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Directing Awards & Nominations

(short Film)
Currently being distributed on SnagFilms

Winner "Best Director - Short Film"

FirstGlance Philadelphia Film Fest 2012

Winner "Best of the Fest"
Indie Cinema Series Festival 2012

Official Selection
Beverly Hills Shorts Festival 2012

Official Selection
Unofficial Google+ Film Festival 2012

Winner Best Actress - Alexis Boozer
Unofficial Google+ Film Festival 2012

(Digital Series)
Currently distributed on LIFETIME.COM

Shannen Doherty - Best Individual Performance
Webby Awards 2012

Best Dramatic Series
BANFF Rockies Award 2011

(Short Film)

Winner Best Horror/Suspence Short Film
New Orleans Media Festival 2004
Official Selection
Newport Beach Film Festival 2004

Official Selection
New York Short Film Festival 2004

Official Selection
Los Angeles International Short Film Festival 2004

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