David Mimran is co-founder and co-chairman of Mimran Schur Pictures, an independent film production company that has produced exceptional films across a wide range of genres and styles since its inception in 2009.
David Mimran’s Production Career Launch
David Mimran’s production career began when he and former Geffen Records president Jordan Schur agreed to launch what they hoped would be a mold-breaking independent production house. A decade on, they remain true to that original vision — and committed to surfacing under-the-radar creatives whose ideas get short shrift from larger production firms.
Prior to launching Mimran Schur pictures, David Mimran spent three decades in a variety of executive leadership positions, honing the business instincts and facility for numbers that serve him so well in the high-stakes film industry.
Mimran’s career began in the early 1990s, when he rose through the ranks of the Arrigoni Group, an Italian food manufacturer, eventually serving as the company’s president and CEO. In 1996, he decamped for Monaco, headquarters of a number of subsidiaries of Groupe Mimran (Mimran Group), his family’s holding company.
In 2003, Mimran accepted a position as vice chairman of Milestone Merchant Partners (MMP), private equity and investment banking firm based in Washington, D.C. Later, Mimran would serve on the board of Milestone Capital Management (subsequently known as Blackstreet Capital Management), a private equity firm specializing in corporate buyouts. After leaving Milestone, Mimran co-founded Breeden Partners, L.P., an actively managed value investment fund.
David Mimran and Mimran Group
Though Mimran Schur Pictures accounts for much of his day-to-day work, David Mimran remains active in Mimran Group operations. He currently serves in an executive capacity at four international subsidiaries: Mimran Natural Resources S.A. (MNR), Grands Moulins de Dakar (GMD), Miminvest S.A., and Grands Moulins d’Abidjan (GMA). Mimran is also a director of Teranga Gold Corporation, a Canadian mining concern. Previously, he sat on the board of Chicago-based agricultural firm Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), where he oversaw the corporate audit and executive committees.
David Mimran and Mimran Schur Pictures
Mimran Schur Pictures has produced more than a dozen titles since 2010, several of which have earned widespread critical acclaim. Among its most notable achievements was Warrior (2011), a gripping Nick Nolte picture — co-financed by Lion’s Gate — that followed a dysfunctional, desperate family of amateur cage fighters. Nolte earned an Oscar nod for portrayal of an alcoholic former champion who came close to winning it all.
In the months ahead, Mimran Schur will release two buzzworthy titles: The Kid, a Western starring Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke; and One Nation Under God, a dark political thriller featuring Antonio Sabato Jr.
David Mimran’s day-to-day duties at Mimran Schur Pictures complement a full plate of business and personal obligations. Mimran sits on the board of trustees of New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital and the board of Artists for Peace and Justice. He is also a governor of the Peres Center for Peace. Mimran devotes substantial personal time and resources to charities such as AMFAR, the Make a Wish Foundation, and Save the Children.