×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Mischer’s new banner to produce ‘Net events

Payne, Lewis, Mischer take posts at new venture

Don Mischer, the producer and director of high-profile live events including the Emmy Awards and the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, announced Monday that he is launching Don Mischer Technologies to create events for the Internet.

The announcement comes on the heels of NetAid, the 16-hour live concert Mischer helped produce that was also broadcast on the Web for MTV.

DMT will operate as a subsid of Los Angeles-based Don Mischer Prods., handling Web site development, Internet hosting and television and Web production for clients.

“To a large extent, the merging of entertainment and the Internet is still a great unknown,” said Mischer, prexy of DMP. “DMT is about helping clients identify and accomplish their objectives.”

Mischer said DMT will offer producers, broadcasters, studios and advertisers a way to extend their presence on the Web.

Also taking positions at the company are Jeffrey Payne, former general manager of broadcast operations at audio and video software distrib RealNetworks; Woody Lewis, former head of entertainment consulting at Cisco Systems; and Suzan Mischer, former veep of specials and documentaries at CBS.

Mischer will next exec produce the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. He also produced the “50th Annual Emmy Awards,” Michael Jackson’s Super Bowl XXVII half-time show and “The Kennedy Center Honors.”

More Digital

  • THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY

    'The Umbrella Academy' Superheroes Series Premiere Date Set on Netflix

    The dysfunctional-family superheroes of “The Umbrella Academy” are landing on Netflix worldwide on Feb. 15, 2019. The live-action series is based on the “Umbrella Academy” comic books created and written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, published by Dark Horse Comics. The Netflix original series comprises 10 one-hour episodes. “The Umbrella Academy” stars [...]

  • ATF: Hooq Adds Trio of Original

    ATF: Hooq Adds Trio of Original Series, Partnership With Vice Media

    Asian video-on-demand service, Hooq has unveiled three Indonesian-made original series, and a partnership with online content group Vice. The new shows range from a talk show “TL;DR” that will be co-produced with Vice, to a full-length series, “Check Out The Store Next Door” (“Cek Toko Sebelah the Series”) and a short form series. The partnership [...]

  • ATF: Indian Streamer Eros Now Launches

    ATF: Indian Streamer Eros Now Launches 'Flesh' as Original Series

    Eros Now, the video streaming arm of Indian film production and distribution giant Eros International, has begun production of an original web TV series. Its human trafficking drama “Flesh” will air in early 2019. “Flesh” stars Swara Bhaskar (“Raanjhanaa,” “Veera Di Wedding”) as a belligerent female cop who takes matters into her own hands in [...]

  • Avengers End Game Trailer

    'Avengers: Endgame' Trailer Smashes 24-Hour Video Views Record

    With the Marvel fandom’s anticipation leading up to “Avengers: Endgame,” it’s no surprise that the trailer drop set a new record for most views in its first 24 hours. The “Avengers: Endgame” trailer was viewed 289 million times in its first 24 hours, after it was released around 5 a.m. PT Friday, according to Marvel [...]

  • ESL And Oculus Partner For VR

    ESL And Oculus Partner For VR Charity Challenge Game Show

    Esports company ESL is teaming up with Oculus for the Change the Game VR Charity Challenge (VRCC), it announced on Friday. Two teams of influencers will compete for a $100,000 prize during the event. Each will represent one of two gaming charities — Stack Up or Take This. Stack Up is a nonprofit that works [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content