Thom Mount

Executive, Producer
Once dubbed the "baby mogul" after his remarkably quick ascent to producing success and executive status, Mount became, before reaching age 30, a force to be reckoned with at MCA/Universal and in the industry as a ... Read more »
Born: 05/25/1948 in Durham, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Producer (17)

Papa 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Chéri 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

A West Texas Children's Story 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Night Falls on Manhattan 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Death and the Maiden 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Natural Born Killers 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Indian Runner 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Neville Brothers: Tell It Like It Is 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Bull Durham 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Frantic 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stealing Home 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tequila Sunrise 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Can't Buy Me Love 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pirates 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

My Man Adam 1985 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Open Admissions (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (1)

Unseen Untold: The Blues Brothers 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Once dubbed the "baby mogul" after his remarkably quick ascent to producing success and executive status, Mount became, before reaching age 30, a force to be reckoned with at MCA/Universal and in the industry as a whole. After brief stints working for Roger Corman (whose "Frankenstein Unbound" he would produce in 1990), Danny Selznick and Ned Tanen of MCA/Universal, Mount was given responsibility for producing low-budget films for MCA in the late 1970s. Although he soon moved on to larger efforts, he would continue his line of modestly made, popular films as well during his seven-year reign at Universal from 1976 till the end of 1983.

During this time Mount was responsible for developing and overseeing the production of over 140 feature films, largely frivolous comedies, action films and routine horror fare, leavened with a reasonable smattering of adult drama, including "Car Wash" (1976), "Smokey and the Bandit" (1977), "National Lampoon's Animal House" (1978), "Coal Miner's Daughter" (1980), "Missing" (1982) and "Psycho II" (1983). For five of the seven years that Mount headed MCA, the studio tallied record earnings. He became especially noted for giving chances to a considerable number of untested directors, budding writers and fledgling stars and achieved perhaps his greatest satisfaction when appointed to the position his former boss Tanen had held less than a decade earlier. Mount also headed MCA's short-lived theatrical division which helped produce such Broadway shows as "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" (1979) and "Nuts" (1980).

On his own since the end of 1983, the cool and canny producer founded his own company and developed such feature films as "Can't Buy Me Love" (1987), "Tequila Sunrise" (1988), "Bull Durham" (1989), "The Indian Runner" (1991) and Sidney Lumet's "Night Falls on Manhattan" (1996). Mount also developed an amicable working relationship with Roman Polanski and helmed production chores on three of the director's films, "Pirates" (1986), "Frantic" (1988) and "Death and the Maiden" (1994).

Relationships

Cooper Mount

Son

Lillard H Mount

Father

Bonnie M Mount

Mother

Chloe King

Wife
daughter of director Zalman King and writer Patricia Knop

EDUCATION

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia , California 1971

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia , California 1973

Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson , New York 1968 - 1970

Milestones

1998

Became co-chair of The Entertainement Internet Inc.; launched CastNet.com, an online casting service

1994

Joined with Joshua Kramer to form The Mount/Kramer Company

1991

Changed name of company to The Mount Film Group

1988

Executive produced a made-for-TV movie, "Open Admissions"

1984

Founded The Mount Company; became an independent film producer based in Burbank, California

1983

Relieved of duties in November by Frank Price when the latter became president of the MCA motion picture group

1982

Named president, worldwide motion picture production, of Universal's theatical motion picture group

1976

Worked as executive vice president in charge of production

1975

Achieved executive status as assistant to Ned Tanen, theatrical motion picture group president of MCA Inc.

Served as president of production, MCA Inc.

Started career with Roger Corman and as an assistant to producer Danny Selznick at MGM

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