Thom Mount
Major independent film producer.
Thom Mount
Thom Mount is the former President of Universal Pictures and one of America's well-known independent producers. In the course of his thirty-five year career in the film industry, producer and studio head Thom Mount has made an indelible mark on the American film industry. He studied film at the California Institute of the Arts.
Biography
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Women to Watch: Mindy Affrime Talks About Golf in the Kingdom - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Her desire to make independent provocative films led her to running Thom Mount and Roland Joffe Company's in Hollywood and eventually to producing Susan Streitfeld's Female Perversions, starring Tilda Swinton in 1995. Mindy then took a detour from
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Here's The Thing - TG Daily
Google News - over 5 years
Former Universal President Thom Mount says, "If we found a classic picture like The Thing that we thought we could remake and in some way upgrade, we were all over that. Generally I hate remaking films, but in that case I thought we did a great job
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His Kind of Town
NYTimes - over 9 years
Even in a town as enamored of hyperbole as this one, it is probably true, as his agent likes to say, that at 91 Horton Foote is the oldest living screenwriter in Hollywood. Or at least the oldest living screenwriter still working. Which is why, as I watched him recently during an hourlong script meeting with the producer Thom Mount, I grew more and
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MEDIA; Triumph of the Producing Class
NYTimes - over 14 years
Jonathan Glickman remembers exactly how he broke into the movie business. As a first-year student in the University of Southern California's Peter Stark producing program, he watched a guest lecturer, the producer Joe Roth, step into an elevator in 1993, and suddenly realized the visitor controlled what might be the last available summer
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Only Where It's Due: Producers Want Credit
NYTimes - over 19 years
In the golden days of Hollywood, producers dominated the movie business. Top producers in the 1930's and 40's not only played creative roles that rivaled those of directors and writers but received sole credit for their movies as well. ''Now there are so many producing credits on movies that it's become almost a joke,'' said Arnold Kopelson,
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Filial Love And Duty In Conflict
NYTimes - almost 20 years
Sidney Lumet, the poet laureate of urban police corruption, is on apparently safe ground with ''Night Falls on Manhattan,'' the story of a brash young district attorney and his unsentimental education. Mr. Lumet finds a rainbow of moral shadings in a tale that begins with a police raid on a drug dealer, then has repercussions throughout the
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MAKING IT WORK; The Art of the Entourage
NYTimes - over 21 years
EVEN in publicity, fashions come and go. And the publicity trend of the moment? The entourage. Mimicking royal courts of the 16th century, the entourage -- a traveling retinue -- was invented as a publicity tool by movie studios in the 1930's, when stars were simply advertising vehicles. The mogul Louis B. Mayer went so far as to send out lists of
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MAKING IT WORK; Angel to the Unknown, Link to the Mighty
NYTimes - about 22 years
BONNIE TIMMERMANN walked across East 57th Street, looking like any other New Yorker scouring the store windows. But she was, in fact, scouring faces. A police officer passed in front of Hermes. "See that cop?" she said. "She's wearing lipstick. Her face. She's beautiful." She mentally filed the image. "I never just stroll," she said. She is always
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FILM REVIEW; A Political Fable in Thriller's Clothing
NYTimes - about 22 years
Roman Polanski knows that a sleek, stylish thriller is often the best route to weightier matters. Without its glossy commercial surface, "Rosemary's Baby" would never have made Devil worship so viscerally chilling. His new film, "Death and the Maiden," is a similar triumph for Mr. Polanski. His brilliance with the camera turns Ariel Dorfman's
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Review/Theater; Close, Hackman and Dreyfuss In 'Death and the Maiden'
NYTimes - about 25 years
In "Death and the Maiden," the new play at the Brooks Atkinson Theater, the Chilean writer Ariel Dorfman tells the story of a Latin American woman, Paulina Salas, who is thrown together by chance with a man, Dr. Miranda, whom she believes to be the police-state thug who repeatedly raped and tortured her 15 years earlier. Paulina ties up and gags
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Review/Film; 'Corman's Frankenstein Unbound'
NYTimes - over 26 years
Consider "No one can create a soul." Or, "My God, Victor, what have you done?" Or, "It is an abomination in the eyes of God!" Great lines like those cannot die but, like Dracula, they live only in the dark, in movies, many of which have been made on astonishingly low budgets by Roger Corman. In the 1960's, Mr. Corman, who has a sense of humor and a
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Reviews/Film; Of Cocaine and a Clash of Loyalties
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: Watching Robert Towne's ''Tequila Sunrise'' is like being allowed into a swinging Hollywood party so chic that, to quote Neil Simon, you're the only person there you've never heard of. All of the guests are dressed to the nines, including those wearing old jeans and T-shirts, which, in fact, are designer-distressed. Watching Robert Towne's
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Thom Mount
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 63
    He has started a new venture in 2012, Day for Night Productions, which focuses on developing and producing "youth" genre films of high quality.
    More Details Hide Details Mount has taught and lectured at many Universities here and abroad, and served on the Board of political and charitable organizations, including presidential campaign positions with Senator Edward Kennedy and Governor Bill Richardson. He served on the President's Advisory Board at Duke University, Cal Arts Board of Trustees, and advisory boards at The University of Texas at Austin, George Eastman House, North Carolina School of the Arts, Florida Atlantic University, and many socially progressive groups. He has been an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, and is called upon to speak on media, social and business issues. Frequently rumored to be the model for Robert Altmans "The Player", Mount said "Not me. I've never murdered a screenwriter".
  • THIRTIES
  • 1984
    Age 35
    After leaving Universal in late 1984, Mount founded his own company, which produced acclaimed films like "Bull Durham", "Tequila Sunrise", "Frantic", "Natural Born Killers", "Can't Buy Me Love", "The Indian Runner", "Night Falls on Manhattan" and "Death and the Maiden", which he first produced on stage in London's West End and on Broadway.
    More Details Hide Details Mount is also a co-founder of the Los Angeles Film School, two term president of the Producers Guild of America, which he helped to revitalize, former consultant at RKO Pictures and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 1977.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1972
    Age 23
    After "start up" jobs working for Roger Corman, Jane Fonda and Daniel Selznick, Mount started as an assistant at Universal Pictures in late 1972.
    More Details Hide Details He developed and supervised "youth unit" and low budget comedies there and was appointed head of Universal Studios at the age of 26, (dubbed a "baby mogul" by Time magazine). MCA/Universal Chairman Lew Wasserman was a mentor to Mount, placing him on the executive fast track and charging him with managing studio relationships including Alfred Hitchcock, Dino DeLaurentis, Edith Head, George Roy Hill, and Paul Newman among others. He was responsible for much of the studio's success in the mid 1970s to the mid 1980s with almost 200 films under his supervision. They included "The Breakfast Club", "Fast Times at Ridgemont High", "Blues Brothers", "The Deer Hunter", "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life", "Repo Man", "Scarface", "Car Wash", "National Lampoon's Animal House", "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas", E.T. "the Extra-Terrestrial", "Conan the Barbarian", "On Golden Pond", "A Coal Miner's Daughter", "Missing", "The Jerk", "Back to the Future" and "Smokey and the Bandit".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1948
    Born
    Born in 1948.
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