Upon graduating from the School of Communications at Ithaca College, Carl Mazzocone started his motion picture career working in physical production, first in New York City on several movie-of-the-week and afterschool specials for ABC. His first feature film was Jaws 3-D. In addition to his duties as the film’s location manager, Mazzocone oversaw the design, construction and operation of a 2 million-gallon tank; the largest built at that time in the United States for underwater photography. In 1983 Mazzocone relocated to Los Angeles and commenced work on John Carpenter’s Starman, Ruthless People, The Night They Saved Christmas, Wanted: Dead or Alive and Johnny Be Good.
In order to realize his ultimate pursuit as a creative producer, in 1987 Mazzocone created his own development and production Company, named after his Philadelphia roots. Main Line Pictures made its theatrical debut with the highly controversial feature film, Boxing Helena. The film was written and directed by Jennifer Lynch (daughter of David Lynch), with Mazzocone producing and financing the picture, which starred Sherilyn Fenn, Julian Sands, and Bill Paxton.
Main Line Pictures re-emerged in production in the fall of 1996 with Body Count, starring Forrest Whitaker, John Leguizamo, David Caruso, Donnie Wahlberg, Linda Fiorentino, and Ving Rhames. Mazzocone served as Executive Producer and Line Producer on the picture.
In 2000, Mazzocone returned to his line producing past, rendering services on the romantic comedy, Good Advice. Directed by veteran comedy helmer Steve Rash, the film starred Charlie Sheen, Angie Harmon, Denise Richards, Jon Lovitz, Rosanna Arquette and Estelle Harris. From there he went on to produce Run, Ronnie, Run, starring David Cross, based on the critically acclaimed HBO comedy series, Mr. Show with Bob and David.
With his stand-up comedy movie for Miramax entitled The Three Amigos, Mazzocone became the first film producer to utilize the state of the art video technology: 24p Hi-definition format. He next co-produced the feature Shade, starring Gabriel Byrne and Sylvester Stallone followed by Dumb & Dumberer and Knee High P.I. for Comedy Central. In 2004, Mazzocone produced the reality based television show Chasing Farrah for TV Land.
In 2005, Mazzocone was named President of Production of Twisted Pictures. While overseeing production of SAW 3 and SAW 4, Mazzocone also found time to gear up the company’s development slate. In 2007, Mazzocone produced the innovative Repo! The Genetic Opera, starring Sarah Brightman, Paul Sorvino and Paris Hilton, and also produced, The Tortured, a thriller staring Jessie Metcalfe, Erika Christensen and Bill Moseley.