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Mitchell Banks Has Passed Away- Funeral 5/2

by Peter Hargrove
May 2, 2013 9:30 AM
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My dear friend Mitchell Banks (the film sales agency M&L Banks) suffered a massive heart attack and passed away. 

His funeral was Today May 2nd 9:30A @ Riverside Memorial Chapel 180 W. 76th. 

Some of you know him from the trade markets, others from the NY Film Festival, New Directors/New Films or the Tribeca Film Festival (he usually sat in the last row - so he could escape all those bad films...). For you crazy film buffs, you'll know him from his attendance at MOMA over the last 30+ years with his late wife Linda. Those screenings (and their annual vacation to the Montreal Film Festival) is why he got out of the rag trade and into the crazy world of distribution. My advice helped him avoid the pitfalls we all go through as we slog our way through the distribution game (I should listen to my advice sometime...). 

Please share this on to those who knew him as I may not have everyone's 
email address. 

My condolences goes out to his children and grandchildren who he doted on like 
all proud parents should.

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  • jack grainda | May 4, 2014 6:48 PMReply

    worked with mitch and linda in the handbag and jewelry bus .we shared many nice evenings with them in nyc . we will miss him very. he was a great gentlemen. jack

  • Judy Scott | May 3, 2013 8:15 PMReply

    One of the old Lions. I'll miss his dour but always friendly hello when passing on escalators, elevators, screening lobbies, the Croisette. Hail and farewell dear Mitchell. My sincere condolences to his family.

  • Terry Keefe | May 2, 2013 6:49 PMReply

    RIP Mitchell. You repped a film of mine years ago. You genuinely cared about indie filmmakers and always gave us a fair shake, as opposed to just about everyone else in the foreign sales game.

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