Kevin Mock

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Kevin Mock
Occupation Television and film director, editor, producer
Years active 1995–present

Kevin Mock is an American television director, editor, and producer.

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He is well known for his work on The WB/CW 's America's Next Top Model .

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Career

Mock got his start as a production assistant on Art Camacho's The Power Within in 1995. He first worked in editing on the Anna Nicole Smith starrer To the Limit , as an assistant. His first edited feature was 1996s Tiger Heart , directed by George Chamchoum. He then went on to join television with TNT 's L.A. Heat . He served as associate producer, and eventually co-producer, and editor until the series' conclusion in 1999.

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In 2003, he joined the crew of Tyra Banks ' reality competition series America's Next Top Model . Mock would go on to serve in the capacities of creative consultant, editor, co-producer and segment director. He was an integral part of the show until his departure after the 13th cycle. He ultimately edited 24 episodes and co-produced 94.

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He has edited for such series as Stylista, Breaking In , Cult , Forever and Teen Wolf . In recent years, he has segued to directing and helming three episodes of The CW's Hart of Dixie . [1] Mock has only edited and directed two series in his career, the first being NBC 's spy comedy Chuck , and the second being The CW's superhero team-up series DC's Legends of Tomorrow . Both series are showrunned/executive produced by Phil Klemmer and Chris Fedak, who brought Mock on board. [2] [3]

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  2. "Kevin Mock Consultants & Advisors, Director, Editor, Producer, and Production Management". Pretty Famous. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  3. Guggenheim, Marc (January 10, 2017). "Legends of Tomorrow Ep. 214 begins production today. @godfreestories". Twitter . Retrieved January 27, 2017.