Thom Mount began his career working for legendary producer Roger Corman. Then on to Universal Pictures where he quickly rose through the studio’s ranks. At the age of 26, Mount was named President of Universal Pictures. Dubbed a “Baby Mogul” by Time Magazine, Mount was responsible for developing and overseeing over 200 feature films during his tenure at Universal, including Smokey and the Bandit, National Lampoon’s Animal House, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Breakfast Club, Monty Python’s Meaning of Life, Car Wash, Deer Hunter, The Blues Brothers, Back to the Future and Scarface. Mount was a founding board member of Population Control International, a Rockefeller Foundation funded NGO devoted to health messaging via media in third world countries.
After eight years at Universal’s top post, Mount became a successful independent producer. Some of the films that Mount is best known for include Can’t Buy Me Love, Tequila Sunrise, Natural Born Killers and the baseball classic Bull Durham. His film Death and the Maiden was first produced by Mount as a successful Broadway play He was a founding board member of Hollywood Health and Society, an Annenberg Foundation, CDC and Norman Lear Family Foundation funded non-profit structured in association with University of Southern California. Hollywood Health and Society is devoted to spreading health messages in media across the globe. Mount served two terms as President of the Producers Guild of America, an organization which he helped to revitalize, with emphasis on health protection and credit protection for its members.
Mount has also served on the President’s Advisory Board at Duke University, on the Board of Trustees at Bard College and as an advisor on Media Development at the University of Texas at Austin, and the North Carolina School of the Arts. With Dr. Dale Bredesen he founded Mend Programmatics Inc., a California based Medical Information Service, devoted to the exporting and widespread application of Dr. Bredesen’s unique protocol for reversal of cognitive decline, with emphasis on Alzheimer’s Disease.