After graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto in 1987, Daniel Iron
was legal counsel at Telefilm Canada for five years after which he joined and eventually became a partner at Rhombus Media where he produced the acclaimed feature film, Long Day's Journey Into Night, directed by David Wellington, as well as co-producing the Oscar-winning The Red Violin from Francois Girard, and producing the award-winning Last Night, directed by Don McKellar
. For television he produced, among numerous others programs, The Four Seasons and Don Giovanni Unmasked, two performing arts films, as well as the Gemini-nominated Foreign Objects, written and directed by Ken Finkleman. Other producing credits include the feature, Perfect Pie directed by Barbara Willis Sweete, Stormy Weather: The Music of Harold Arlen, a performance/documentary directed by Larry Weinstein, Elizabeth Rex, a television film based on Timothy Findley's play, Guy Maddin
's The Saddest Music in the World, Slings and Arrows, a six part comedic television series, and Beethoven's Hair, a documentary directed by Larry Weinstein. More recently Daniel produced Don McKellar's Childstar and was a co-producer on Clean the most recent feature from Oivier Assayas. Independently, Daniel executive produced Jennifer Baichwal's acclaimed documentary, Let it Come Down; the Life of Paul Bowles, Luck, Peter Wellington's second feature film which won Best Fiction Feature at Austin's 2004 SXSW Festival and Death and the Maiden, a performance film by Laura Taler.
In January 2004, Daniel left Rhombus to create his own production company, Foundry Films Inc. Foundry has produced Northern Town, a CBC series, and is developing Out of Rapture, an original screenplay by Barbara Gowdy and Marni Jackson. He is in production on a documentary on acclaimed photographer, Edward Burtynsky, directed by Jennifer Baichwal and shot by Peter Mettler, and It's Me Gerald, a six half-hour series for Showcase. Daniel is also executive producing Fido, a large budget feature by Anagram Pictures in Vancouver. In association with House of Films, Daniel is executive producing the feature, The Pornographer's Poem, and with Barna Alper Productions, the feature, The Bang Bang Club. On the slate for the upcoming months are Last Exit, a TV movie with CTV directed by John Fawcett, and, with Ilana Frank (The 11th Hour), The Odds, a six-hour series for TMN, Movie Central, and Showcase written by Semi Chellas and Adam Peddle. Daniel is also producing Ruba Nadda's (Sabah) second feature, Cairo Time.