<p>Marin Karmitz (born October 7, 1938 in Bucharest, Romania) is a French businessman whose career has spanned the French film industry, including director, producer, film distributor, and operator of a chain of cinemas.
When Karmitz was nine, his family fled Romania for France. Karmitz subsequently attended film school at IDHEC (renamed La Fémis ) and worked as a director of photography after graduating.
Karmitz founded MK2, a production company and movie theater chain, which has specialized in creating, distributing, and screening independent or "auteurist" cinema, including short films.
In 2005, he turned over leadership of the MK2 company and its theaters to his son, Nathanaël.
He is a notable opponent of film colorization.</p>