William M. Mechanic Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Mechanic, Bill
William M. Mechanic papers
0.1 Cubic feet , 3 folder

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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William (Bill) Mechanic graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelors degree in English from the College of Arts and Letters in 1973. He was chairman and CEO of Twentieth Century Fox Filmed Entertainment from 1994 - 2000, where he oversaw production of such films as "Titanic" (1997), "Braveheart" (1995), and "Boys Don't Cry" (1999). Prior to that, Mechanic was president of international distribution and worldwide video at Walt Disney Studios. He was Member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Executive Branch) for 2002-2005. He now owns California-based Pandemonium Films. In 2009, he was the Executive Producer of the film, "Coraline".

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Scope and Contents note

Collection consists of a poster from the film "Coraline" autographed by Mechanic for the MSU archives, news clippings, and ticket stubs.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections December 2009

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Class of 1973.

Personal Name(s)

  • Busch, Edward G.

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Clippings 2009 

F.D. 1

"Coraline" Prescreening Ticket Stubs 2009 

F.D. 2

Oversize Drawer 


Coraline Poster (autographed) 2009