Bill Mechanic - Producer
Bill Mechanic was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fox Filmed Entertainment for seven years, overseeing worldwide studio business, feature film production, marketing and distribution, Fox Video, Fox Interactive, Licensing and Merchandising, and Fox Music. Under his reign, the company produced such award-winning, blockbuster films such as Titanic, X-Men, Ice Age, Independence Day, Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition and Braveheart.
Following his time at Fox, Mr Mechanic founded Pandemonium Films and most recently produced Hacksaw Ridge which won two Oscars, and was nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. He produced the Academy Awards telecast in the year his own animated film, Coraline, was nominated for Best Animated Film. Mr. Mechanic also executive produced the critically acclaimed The New World for New Line and produced Dark Water for Disney.