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William M. Mechanic papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.246

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a poster from the film "Coraline" autographed by Mechanic for the Michigan State University Archives, news clippings, and ticket stubs.


  • 2009


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical Note

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".


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 3 folders)

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

William M. Mechanic Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
E. Busch
December 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US