Mark Finkelpearl is SVP of Development and Production at AlkemyX, a creative content company and the producers and executives behind Food's "Restaurant Impossible." He's a twenty + year veteran of the documentary & non-fiction television business with a background as a production and development executive on the staffs of Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, TLC, and National Geographic Television. Finkelpearl was a co-creator and executive producer on TLC's "DC Cupcakes" which ran for nearly 30 episodes and made the Georgetown Cupcake shop a regular story on Grey Lines bus tours of the nation's capitol.
Over his career, Finkelpearl has produced, directed and/or executive produced well more than 800 hours of commercial television for networks from A&E to Nat Geo Channel and has been responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars worth of TV. at Discovery Channel, he was the production exec in charge of hits like "American Chopper" and "American Hotrod." at Travel Channel, he was on the team that launched the "World Poker Tour." and at National Geographic Television he was a supervising producer on the award winning "Explorer" series.
Finkelpearl is a native of Pittsburgh. he's lived in Ketchum, Idaho; Santa Monica, California; and he currently resides in Washington, DC. He comes from a family with a footprint in showbiz. His cousins include brother comics Seth & Josh Meyers, (SNL, Late Night, MADTv), Emmy winning editor, Debra Light, and Oscar winning lyricist Leo Robin, whose hits included "Thanks for the Memory," "Blue Hawaii," and "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend."
Finkelpearl is represented by Adam Leibner at UTA/Bienstock in New York City