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Bill Mechanic


Bill Mechanic was born as William M. Mechanic. He is known for his work on Coraline (2009), Hacksaw Ridge (2016) and The New World (2005). See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Coraline
Coraline Producer
(2009)
Hacksaw Ridge
Hacksaw Ridge Producer
(2016)
The New World
The New World Producer
(2005)
Dark Water
Dark Water Producer
(2005)

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 2017 2:22 (executive producer) (post-production)
  Your Perfect Angel (producer) (announced)
 2016 Hacksaw Ridge (producer - produced by)
 2010 The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 2009 Coraline (producer)
 2005 The New World (executive producer)
 2005 Dark Water (producer)
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Personal Quote:

Everybody is about basically the same kind of thing, caught in a spiral of stupid budgets, with everybody relying 100% on these big movies when the name of the game is not making the same thing all the time. You can't afford to have 12 blockbusters a year. The idea has gotten empty. We went from the point where $100m should be like touching scalding coals to the point where it's something you ... See more »

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From 1985 to 1993, Mechanic was head of Buena Vista Home Video, a Disney subsidiary. During this time, Mechanic oversaw the record-breaking video releases of Disney titles such as Pinocchio (1940), Fantasia (1940), 101 Dalmatians (1961), The Little Mermaid (1989), and Beauty and the Beast (1991). By the time Mechanic left Disney, "Beauty and the Beast" had sold 20 million copies, more than any ... See more »

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