Mischa Scorer has had a long and distinguished career as a film producer and director. His films have appeared on the BBC, PBS, and have won many awards in Film Festivals. He set up his own production company Scorer Associates in 1989 producing, among other films, a number of documentaries for the BBC’s Omnibus series.
Some of the award-winning films he produced include
•“Padre Pio” which won first prize in the WACC Monte Carlo Film Festival
• “Remembering,” the opening documentary in PBS “The Heart of the Dragon” series about China which won an International Emmy.
• “Degas and the Dance,” produced for the PBS Great Performances series, which won a Peabody Award, a Cine Golden Eagle Award, and a Grand Prix de l’Image.
Some other noteworthy films from over 150 documentaries include
• In the 70s working in the prestigious BBC Documentary Department he made four films in the groundbreaking series “The Long Search” with Ron Eyre about the great religions of the world.
• With Gore Vidal, he made two films about Venice, “Vidal in Venice” (1984).
• Later in the 80s he produced and directed a seven part series, “Testament,” for PBS about the history of the bible, with John Romer.
• He began making films of master musicians in the 90s including “Songs of Experience – Michael Tippet at 85” to celebrate the birthday of one of Britain’s greatest composers; “Joshua Bell,” a profile of the acclaimed young American violinist; and “Chopin with András Shiff.”
In 2006, Mischa Scorer created the Masterclass Media Foundation (www.masterclassfoundation.org) devoted to filming and recording masterclasses of the world’s great musicians.