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Gender MALE
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Film Distributor and Producer
Location Santa Monica, California, United States
Introduction He is president of Direct Cinema Limited in Santa Monica. Block produced the 2011 Academy Award nominated documentary film POSTER GIRL. Block conceived, co-created & is an executive-producer of the 2008 PBS Emmy Award-winning 10-hour documentary series CARRIER the companion documentary feature. Mel Gibson's Icon Productions financed the films. He was a consultant on short & feature nonfiction projects for HBO/Cinemax from 1998-2005. He’s been teaching independent film producing at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts since 1979. He was an executive-producer on HBO's 2001 Academy Award-winning film BIG MAMA. NO LIES, produced & directed by Block, was selected in 2008 for the National Register of Historical Films, films selected from 1973 include: AMERICAN GRAFFITI, BADLANDS, MEAN STREETS and THE STING. It won an Emmy in 1975. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Television Academy, a founding member of BAFTA-LA, and a life member of the UFVA & IDA.
Interests Mitchell Block has handled the distribution & marketing of hundreds of documentary, live action & animated shorts films & documentary features, 25 have won Oscars & 71 have received Academy Award nominations.