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Mini Bio (1)

Scott duPont was born in New Jersey (also lived in New York) is an award-winning actor with 3 Crystal Reel Awards based in Hollywood. duPont honed his craft in the Florida market being close to Universal Studios Florida & MGM Studios for 15 years working on 100+ short & independent films and TV pilots. In 2005, duPont was elected State President of the Florida Motion Picture & Television Association and to the Board of Directors for Film Florida. He was later elected President of the Florida Cast & Crew Association, and eventually became Chairman of the Florida Alliance of Media & Entertainment. Scott was also a founding member of the United Film & Television Artists. Behind the camera, duPont is a member of the Producers Guild of America & oversees three (3) entertainment companies having produced over a dozen films. One of Scott's unique advantages to having successful film releases is his marketing skills which led him to pursue a Master's degree in Marketing (Webster University) with his thesis project on Film Marketing. This obsession of marketing has proven a great resource to exploit his company's films using creative strategies with smaller P & A budgets to return money to his investors over the years. In between productions, duPont writes columns for several entertainment industry publications including The Director's Chair, Focus In, and ChART magazine & is a regular guest on the radio show Entertainment and the Arts. Making connections & reading hundreds of scripts via the different film organizations he helmed, Scott has optioned and purchased several sought after scripts & valuable properties. In 2007, with the backing of his most loyal film investors, he formed Scott duPont, Inc. to help acquire & develop additional film properties. duPont is now teaming up with existing investors and an investment group out of Miami & New York to raise a new production slate of $25 million to produce & market several films (some of which have been in development over 10 years). The 1st film belonging to this new slate is: "Ticket Trouble" expected to start production in 2017.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Katie Stephens

Trade Mark (1)

Usually cast as an Authority Figure: Cop, Detective, FBI. Often approached by customers in retail stores who think Mr. duPont is a manager.

Trivia (20)

Graduate of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, USA. (Class of 1987).
When hired as talent, (realizing the many years of passion other producers & director put into their films), he often promotes their movies for years as well.
After hosting the documentary film What is the Electric Car? (2010), he was motivated to buy his first Electric Vehicle.
Taught (& still occasionally teaches) children's acting classes at the Maile School whose alumni include Mandy Moore, Arielle Kebbel, Paul Amadi, Spencer Locke, & Stefanie Scott.
Attributes much of his success to his friend Anthony Robbins.
Is cousins with John Textor (Chairman of 'Digital Domain').
Is often asked to share his insights on acting, film producing, & marketing tips on Expert Village, EHow, HollywoodSuccess.com, and other websites.
Moonlighted for 3 years at the Film & Television Preview Center on the backlot of Universal Studios Florida gaining valuable insight into screening & marketing films to audiences.
Was a contributing author for Amazon's #1 best selling business book: Guerilla Networking, writing a chapter on the entertainment industry.
Early in his career, he was awarded the 'Up and Comers' Award by the Orlando Business Journal for his acting & producing talents.
Lived within 10 miles of 8 different film schools in Orlando, Florida where he honed his craft working on almost 100 student & independent films over a 10 year period.
Worked for Xerox Corporation for 6 years as a marketing representative. His 1st professional on-camera hosting gig was a 30 minute sales video. The production company had 3 days slated for the shoot, & he shot all his segments in 1 take, eliminating the last 2 days of filming.
At Rollins, he created the officer position of 'Story Teller' in his fraternity. According to the national office of Phi Delta Theta, this was the 1st & only office of its kind ever in the fraternity's 160 year history.
Attended Rollins College whose alumni include Anthony Perkins, Patrick Wilson, Takayo Fischer, John Glenn Harding, Ellie Cornell, & Hunt Lowry.
Attended Saint Andrew's School where he overcame a series of obstacles in his senior year and won the school's Perseverance Award. He applies those perseverance lessons to the film industry.
Attended Camp Deerwood, whose other alumni include Christopher Reeve & Charlie Hewson.
Shot 8mm home movies with his older brother & screened them for family movie nights.
Won a lead role in his 3rd grade school play 'Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'.
Scott's other grandfather served on the board of directors for E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. which sponsored the The DuPont Show of the Month (1957) on CBS nominated for 12 Emmy Awards.
Scott's grandfather was one of the primary investors for 'South Pacific', which won 10 Tony Awards.

Personal Quotes (3)

My dream is to make a positive difference in people's lives through story telling. That is what keeps driving me every day.
Every Sunday night, when I was a young kid, I borrowed my sister's 5" portable TV and at 9 o'clock while my parents thought I was sleeping, I'd be watching the big ABC movie of the week until 11:00 or 11:30pm.
Some days on set I'm the producer, other days an actor, other times I'm background talent. It doesn't matter what role I'm doing or playing, no matter how big or small. I'm still contributing to the project and always remind myself what a privilege it is to be 'on set' and be part of this entertainment industry!

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