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Donald Leo Mischer Edit Profile

Television director and producer

Donald Leo Mischer, American television director, producer. Recipient: Primetime Emmy awards (10), Director's Guild awards for Outstanding Directorial Achiement (8), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Image awards (3), Peabody award, Golden Rose of Montreux award, Gabriel award, Ohio State award. Member Directors Guild American, National Academy television Arts and Sciences Governor, American Film Institute.

Background

Mischer, Donald Leo was born on March 5, 1940 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Son of Elmer Frederick and Lillian Alma.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University Texas, 1961; Master of Arts, University Texas, 1963.

Career

Member faculty University Texas, 1962-1963. Producer/director United States Information Agency, Washington, 1965-1968. With Charles Guggenheim Productions, 1969-1971.

President Don Mischer Productions, president Mischer Enterprises, Inc., Beverly Hills, California, producer, director, and program packager for network television programs, since 1971.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Television programs include: The Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, Atlanta, The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (Emmy Awards 1981, 87). The Tony Awards (Emmy Awards 1987-1988). Michael Jackson's Super Bowl XXVII Halftime Show.

      Baryshnikov by Tharp (Emmy Award 1985). Gregory Hines, Tap Dance America. Carnegie Hall: Live at 100.

      It's Garry Shandling's Show. Mowtown 25: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (Emmy Award 1983). The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson.

      Motown Returns to the Apollo (Emmy Award 1985). Baryshnikov in Hollywood, Goldie and Liza Together, Shirley MacLaine– Illusions, Making Television Dance with Twyla Tharp, An Evening with Robin Williams, American Film Institute Salute to Gene Kelly. Producer additional programs with Bob Hope (Bob Hope: The First 90 Years - Emmy award Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special, 1993), Barbara Walters, Goldie Hawn, others.

Membership

Member Directors Guild American, National Academy television Arts and Sciences Governor, American Film Institute.

Connections

father:
Elmer Frederick

mother:
Lillian Alma