David Dinerstein

Producer; Mass Distraction Media

David Dinerstein is an Academy Award winning producer and accomplished media executive. He produced the Oscar winner "Summer Of Soul" directed by Questlove. Dinerstein won numerous other awards including the Grammy, BAFTA, Independent Spirit Award, PGA, AFI, Critics Choice Documentary Award, the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Sundance Audience Award.

Dinerstein has a broad range of experience in entertainment production, programming, acquisitions, finance, international sales, marketing, and distribution. He has built and managed several companies from their inception. David is one the original architects of Fox Searchlight Pictures and co-founder of Paramount Vantage (the independent film labels of 20th Century Fox and Paramount Pictures, respectively), and was president of Lakeshore Entertainment (one of the industry’s most prominent independent production and distribution company).  He devised the marketing and distribution plans for scores of feature films and documentaries.

He has been involved in the production or distribution on over 200 movies including "Pulp Fiction," "American Hustle," "Her," "The Illusionist," "The Full Monty," and "Hustle & Flow." He helped launch the filmmaking careers of numerous iconic directors including Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderberg, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Paul Greengrass, Justin Lin, Sofia Coppola, Baz Luhrman, Jane Campion and Kevin Smith. His films have garnered over 100 Academy Award Nominations and 15 Academy Awards. In 2014, his films received 17 Academy Award nominations including 2 for Best Picture.

Dinerstein was a Producer on the Academy Award and Emmy Award nominated, Netflix documentary "Winter On Fire: Ukraine's Fight For Freedom." Dinerstein also served as a Producer on the HBO documentary "Cries From Syria,” and was nominated for an Emmy Award.  

Dinerstein is an invited speaker and panelist around the world on the subject of film production, distribution, financing and marketing. He is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and the Television Academy.  

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