For twenty years Dennis Marks was an acclaimed director and producer for the BBC and the independent sector. His work has ranged from high profile cultural and historical documentaries, social histories filmed to award winning films of contemporary operas. In 1986 he took up the post of Head of Music BBCTV. In 1993 he was appointed General Director of English National Opera. In 1998, he returned to film and television production, broadcasting and journalism, founding the independent production company Directors Cut.