In the late 1930s he produced movies of heavyweight fights. In 1943 he was sentenced to seven months jail for evading taxes of $200,237 in 1936 and 1937, money earned from distributing fight films. In 1951 he helped set up Mutual Productions.
He died while undergoing open heart surgery.
- "Louis and Godoy Title Fight May Be Postponed". Chicago Daily Tribune. June 12, 1940. p. 29.
- "ACCUSED OF TAX EVASION: Movie Man Charged With Non- Payment of $200,247". New York Times. Sep 17, 1942. p. 13.
- "Movie Man Admits Tax Evasion". New York Times. Jan 15, 1943. p. 20.
- "FIGHT FILM MAKER JAILED: Jack Dietz Sentenced to 7-Month Term for Tax Evasion". New York Times. Jan 30, 1943. p. 10.
- "NEW FILM CONCERN IS SET UP ON COAST: Chester, Kerman and Dietz Form Mutual Productions to Make and Sell Pictures". New York Times. Dec 5, 1951. p. 45.
- Tom Weaver, Poverty Row Horrors, McFarland p 120
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