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Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: executive, producer

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Noted champion of independent filmmakers who personally and through his Du Art Film Laboratories and Du Art Video Corporation has provided various forms of assistance to fledgling directors and documentarians including Susan Seidelman, Spike Lee and Michael Moore. Young joined Du Art upon graduation from Lehigh University, serving as president and chairman of the board as well as president of the Western Broadcasting Corporation of Puerto Rico.As an independent producer in his own right, Young has been involved with several festival award winners and has worked closely with his brother, producer- director-cinematographer Robert M. Young, as associate producer on the Venice Film Festival winner "Nothing But a Man" (1964, directed by Michael Roemer), as producer "Alambrista!" (1978), winner of the Cannes Film Festival's Camera d'Or and as executive producer of Edward James Olmos' "American Me" (1992).

Noted champion of independent filmmakers who personally and through his Du Art Film Laboratories and Du Art Video Corporation has provided various forms of assistance to fledgling directors and documentarians including Susan Seidelman, Spike Lee and Michael Moore. Young joined Du Art upon graduation from Lehigh University, serving as president and chairman of the board as well as president of the Western Broadcasting Corporation of Puerto Rico.

As an independent producer in his own right, Young has been involved with several festival award winners and has worked closely with his brother, producer- director-cinematographer Robert M. Young, as associate producer on the Venice Film Festival winner "Nothing But a Man" (1964, directed by Michael Roemer), as producer "Alambrista!" (1978), winner of the Cannes Film Festival's Camera d'Or and as executive producer of Edward James Olmos' "American Me" (1992).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Heck With Hollywood!, The (1991) Himself
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Education

Lehigh University: - 1950

Notes

Young is a board member of the Independent Feature Project, New York

Serves as vice president and board member of The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Inc.

He is the executive vice president of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE); appointed fellow (1975)

Young is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Scientific/Technical Awards Committee.

He is also a member of the British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society (BKSTS); appointed fellow (1981)

Young served three terms as president of the Association of Cinema and Video Laboratories (ACVL)

He is also a board member and past chairman to The Moving Image, Inc. (Film Forum Theatre, NYC)

Young is a film panelist for the New York State Council of the Arts (1982-83)

Film and video panelist for the Colorado Council on the Arts and Humanities (1985)

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brother:
Robert M Young. Director, producer. Born November 22, 1924; films include "Short Eyes", "Dominick and Eugene", "Extremities" and "Triumph of the Spirit".
daughter:
Linda Young. Executive. Vice president of Du Art.
daughter:
Nancy Young. Surgeon.

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