Curriculum Vitae

Personal

Professional management and supervision of independently financed motion pictures for 30 years. Extensive experience in all facets of motion picture and television production throughout North America, Europe, Africa and South East Asia. Dual citizen of the United States and Canada. EEC qualified through Ireland.

 

Education

1974-1976
L.L.B. – McGill University School of Law – Montreal

1968-1972
B.A. Communication Arts – Graduated Cum Laude – Loyola University- Montreal

 

Employment

1980-Present
President – Don Carmody Productions Inc.
Independent producer & line producer of feature films such as “Porky’s”, “Weekend At Bernie’s”, “A Christmas Story”, “Sidekicks”, “Johnny Mnemonic”, “The Mighty”, “Goodwill Hunting”, “54”, “Chicago”, “Resident Evil”, “Gothika”, etc. and television or pay TV projects like “The Late Shift”, “Primary Motive” and “The Payoff”. Involved with every major Hollywood studio and pay television network as well as C.B.S. and N.B.C. Became intimately involved in all aspects of tax shelter financing in Canada, Europe, Australia, etc. Familiar with most government co-production treaties and became knowledgeable with virtually all entertainment oriented guilds and unions throughout the western world.

1998-2001
President Of Production – Franchise Pictures Inc. – Los Angeles
Supervised and personally oversaw all production of feature films for a moderate sized but growing independent production and foreign sales company. Most features were released through Warner Brother domestically. Interacted with banking, foreign financing and completion bond entities as well as negotiated and followed through on all tax shelter and labor rebate scenarios for productions in Canada, Europe and Australia. In charge of budgeting, location selection, crew hiring, casting decisions and negotiations. Films included “The Whole Nine Yards”, “The Third Miracle”, “The Pledge”, “3000 Miles To Graceland”, “Driven”, “Angel Eyes”, “City By The Sea”, etc.

1978-1980
Vice President – Motion Picture & Television Production – Astral Films Inc. – Montreal
Supervised and oversaw all motion picture and television production and post-production for a large multi-faceted media conglomerate. Company was publicly held, so answered to the board of directors and stockholders. Produced television mini-series like “A Man Called Intrepid” and “Top Of The Hill”, series like “Famous Jury Trials” and “Chairman Of The Board” and feature films like “Terror Train”, “Hard Feelings” and “Meteor”.

1976-1978
President – Cinemarc Production Inc. – Montreal
Performed all supervisory functions within a medium sized motion picture production and distribution organization. Selected and edited feature film scripts. Screened, evaluated and acquired foreign films for distribution within Canada such as Dino Risi’s “How Funny Can Sex Be?”, Frederico Fellini’s “Amarcord” and Joan Miklin Silver’s “Hester Street” and “Between The Lines”.

1973-1975
Vice President in Charge of Production – Cinepix Inc. – Montreal
In charge of all feature film production and post-production including films such as David Cronenberg’s “They Came From Within”, “Rabid” and “The Brood” and Ivan Reitman’s “Meatballs”. Hired and supervised all directors, cast and crew for over twenty, mostly low budget features in both French and English.

 

Interests & Activities

Board Member:

  • City of Toronto – Mayor’s Film Board,
  • Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.
  • Board Member of CMPA from 2007-2013

On the Advisory Board of:

  • 3D FLIC program at York University,
  • 3D Animation Program Humber College.

Guest Lecturer “The Business of Film” at:

  • TIFF Studio,
  • U.S.C.,
  • U.C.L.A. Extension,
  • N.Y.U.,
  • Concordia University – Montreal,
  • University of Toronto,
  • Seneca College,Toronto,
  • The Canadian Film Centre.

Mentor at:

  • REELWorld Film Festival – Toronto
  • POV Film Program -Toronto

Member of the following organizations:

  • The Producers’ Guild of America,
  • Canadian Media Production Association,
  • The Directors Guild of America,
  • The Directors Guild of Canada,
  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,
  • The Canadian Academy of Film and Television,
  • The Writers Guild of Canada,
  • The Screen Actors Guild,
  • FilmOntario.

Languages

  • Bilingual in English and French
  • Working knowledge of Italian