Mitchell Danton

Mitchell Danton

editor, editorial department, director

Mitchell Danton was born on Dec 12, 1962 in USA. Mitchell Danton's big-screen debut came with Cowboy Drifter directed by Michael Lange in 2022.

Mitchell Danton was born in Burbank, California and grew up in the Hollywood Hills. He's the son of the late actor/director Ray Danton and actress Julie Adams (best remembered as the lovely Kay in the Universal classic "Creature From The Black Lagoon").Mitchell spent much of his childhood observing the editing process on television shows and movies that his father directed. This inspired an early interest in film editing that led him to attend the USC School of Cinema/Television, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1990 and earned Phi Beta Kappa honors.Since his graduation, Mitchell has gone on to edit more than 200 hours of episodic television, including the Fox hit "Beverly Hills, 90210," the Western, "Christy" and the WB critical darling "Dawson's Creek."Mitchell was an editor on several television pilots, including "Saving Grace," starring Holly Hunter and "Conspiracy, starring Lisa Sheridan. He also edited the well-reviewed miniseries, "The Kill Point" for Spike TV starring John Leguizamo and Donnie Wahlberg in the summer of 2007.Mitchell was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards for outstanding picture editing for his work on the hit reality show "Survivor." In 2007, he won an ACE Eddie Award and a Primetime Emmy Award for the controversial ABC miniseries, "The Path to 9/11."2008 brought Mitchell an opportunity to work in comedy. He edited several episodes of "In Plain Sight" starring Mary McCormack, an action/comedy for USA Network. After that, he worked on another 1-hour comedy series called "Greek," for ABC Family. In 2011 he became an editor on the Peabody Award-winning drama series "Switched at Birth," and edited numerous episodes during the show's run.Mitchell wrote a book about film editing in 2015 called "Cutting It in Hollywood." The following year he became an editor on the Bravo comedy-drama series "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce." He edited the indie film, "Cowboy Drifter," which appeared in festivals in 2017.

  • Birthday

    Dec 12, 1962
  • Place of Birth

    Burbank, California, USA


2 wins & 4 nominations

American Cinema Editors, USA
Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Commercial Television
Winner - Eddie
Primetime Emmy Awards
Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie
Winner - Primetime Emmy

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