Producer Don Mischer Honored with
Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Watch Don Mischer unveil the Walk of Fame star below.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored producer & directorDon Mischer with the 2,539th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, December 11, 2014. The star in the category of Television was dedicated in front of the new Marshalls Store at 7013 Hollywood Boulevard.
“We are very happy to add acclaimed producer Don Mischer to the Walk of Fame,” stated Leron Gubler, President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “His productions are known all over the world and will remain part of our television history for eternity,” he added.
Assisting emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star was Jimmy Kimmel. Seth MacFarlane also attended and said a few words on behalf of Mischer.
Don Mischer is an internationally-known producer and director of television and live events. He has been honored with fifteen Emmy Awards, a record ten Directors Guild of America Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, two NAACP Image Awards, a Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting, Europe’s prestigious Gold Rose of Montreux and the 2012 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television from the Producers Guild of America.
As President of Don Mischer Productions (DMP), his credits range from “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial,” “The Kennedy Center Honors,” and the “Billboard Music Awards,” to Super Bowl Halftime shows (Prince, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen), the Democratic National Convention, the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics in Shanghai, and the Opening Ceremonies of both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games.
Mischer’srecent works include the 83rd, 84th, and 85th Academy Awards, the 9/11 Memorial Museum Dedication Ceremony with President Obama, recent Primetime Emmy Awards hosted by Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, and Neil Patrick Harris, The Breakthrough Prize: Scientists Changing the World, and One Night Only’s tributes to Eddie Murphy and Don Rickles.
Mischer has also produced specials that featured performances by Beyonce, Bono, Prince, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Adele, Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, Barbra Streisand, Usher, Jennifer Lopez and Carrie Underwood, among others.
Mischer received the Governors Award from the National Association of Choreographers. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America, where he was recently elected to the National Board, the Producers Guild of America, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, where he has served two terms on the Board of Governors.
Don has focused his charitable efforts on helping schools raise money for their Arts programs. As educational budgets get cut, the first thing that always goes is education in the Arts. He’s helped through producing benefits for junior highs and high schools in the Southern California area, and through personal donations as well.
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