Rob Mitchell dead: Bold Films CFO turned 55

Rob Mitchell, Bold Films’ chief financial officer and a veteran film and television executive, died of a pulmonary embolism at his home in Thousand Oaks, California, on July 28. He was 55 years old.

Mitchell has spent more than three decades in the entertainment industry in leadership positions in finance, manufacturing, sales, operations, development and strategic planning. During his long career he has been involved in the production, financing and distribution of 40 films. He was the twin brother of Gregg Mitchell, longtime communications director for the Writers Guild of America West.

Rob Mitchell joined Bold Films in 2008. At the indie company, Mitchell oversaw all financial activities, including operations and production planning. Mitchell worked on films like Drive, Whiplash, Nightcrawler, Shot Caller and more. Mitchell has also been involved with Bold’s television projects, including the Syfy series Dominion and the ABC drama series Black Box.

Prior to Bold Films, Mitchell was CFO at Hyde Park Entertainment, where he managed the company’s financial activities, including production loans, financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting and the worldwide distribution of film releases. Previously, Mitchell was vice president of finance controllers at Beacon Pictures. He oversaw the company’s production finance activities, global sales collections, corporate accounting and management reporting, in addition to working on first-look deals with Sony, Universal and Disney.

A native of Southern California, Mitchell grew up in the South Bay area and graduated from UCLA in 1989 with a degree in business administration. In addition to his brother, Mitchell is survived by his wife, Brandi; a daughter, Morgan, and his parents, Ron and Marti Mitchell. Rob Mitchell dead: Bold Films CFO turned 55

Charles Jones

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