Dennis Bishop | Executive Producer
A native Texan, Dennis built his film career in the 1980’s and early 1990’s producing corporate videos and multi-image presentations for local and national corporations and non-profits. In the mid 1990’s he transitioned to feature films, line producing and producing award-winning independent and studio feature films.
Corporate, non-profit and entertainment clients include: Shell Oil, Houston Lighting and Power, City of Dallas-Support of the Arts, Texas Instruments, American Heart Association, Federated Stores Realty, Adopt-A Monument-Dallas, as well Holt, Rinehart & Winston producing a series of educational videos (interviews include Charlton Heston, Ray Bradbury). He managed a company specializing in state of the art entertainment installations providing original content as well as programming and installing the shows for projects including the original "Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame".
Commercially successful and award-winning feature and television productions include: Horton Foote’s Academy Award winning, The Trip to Bountiful, Disney’s perennial favorite, The Big Green, and Universal Pictures’ blockbuster, The Fast and the Furious. As VP of Production for HBO Pictures he oversaw 27 movies that won 51 major awards including Barbarians at the Gate and And the Band Played On. He produced the critically acclaimed pilots, Dexter for Showtime and Cane for CBS.
Dennis was a resource advisor for the Sundance Institute’s Summer Workshop and has moderated, participated in, and created film festival panels and workshops for numerous festivals. He served five successful years as Director and Senior Advisor to the Lone Star International Film Festival & Lone Star Film Society in Fort Worth, Texas. As an educator, Dennis has served as an adjunct professor at the widely acclaimed University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, guest lectured, and mentored for the Producers Guild of America and Directors Guild of the America and in 2009 created and is Chair of the Film Program at KD Conservatory (formerly KD College) in Dallas.
Dennis is an active member of the Producers Guild of America, Directors Guild of America, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and a former board member of the Dallas Producers Association.
As part of the M3 Team, Dennis is currently a producer on The Stark Club, a documentary film about the iconic Starck Club and the 1980’s in Dallas, as well as corporate films for a variety of clients. Dennis continues to produce and consult on independent feature films.