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Former Academy President Arthur Hiller Dies at 92

August 17, 2016 | By
Former Academy President Arthur Hiller Dies at 92

Oscar-nominated director and former Academy president Arthur Hiller died today in Los Angeles of natural causes. He was 92. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved friend Arthur Hiller,” said Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs.  “I was a member of the Board during his presidency and fortunate enough to witness firsthand... »

Roger Pietschmann Passes Away at 71

August 10, 2016 | By
Roger Pietschmann Passes Away at 71

Roger Jay Pietschmann died peacefully at home July 26 in Los Angeles with his family at his side after a six-year battle with multiple symptom atrophy (MSA). Throughout his illness he never lost his wonderful take on life and sense of humor. He was the third generation of family employed in the motion picture... »

David Horowitz, Publicity Guru, Dead at 86.

July 18, 2016 | By
David Horowitz, Publicity Guru, Dead at 86.

David Horowitz, regarded by many as the dean of Hollywood publicists, and a political adviser best known for twice helping revitalize Bill Clinton’s image, died on July 17 at his home in Los Angeles. His passing was confirmed by his wife, Lynn Horowitz. While Horowitz’s primary specialty over the course of more than five... »

Phil Radin Passes Away at 62

April 4, 2016 | By
Phil Radin Passes Away at 62

Panavision’s executive VP of worldwide marketing Phil Radin passed away peacefully in his Woodland Hills home last week at the age of 62. He worked for Panavision for 37 years. »

SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard Passes Away at 71

March 24, 2016 | By
SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard Passes Away at 71

SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard, Jr., passed away yesterday at his home near Los Angeles at the age of 71. Over a long career, the Tony- and Emmy Award-winning actor played a string of enduring characters on stage and screen, later becoming the first president of the 160,000-member performers union SAG-AFTRA. »

Influential Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond Dies at 85

January 4, 2016 | By
Influential Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond Dies at 85

Hungarian-born director of photography Vilmos Zsigmond, one of Hollywood’s most distinctive cinematographers, died at the age of 85 on Jan. 1 in Los Angeles. He won an Academy Award for best cinematography for Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the sci-fi blockbuster directed by Steven Spielberg. He was also nominated another three times for... »

Publicist Murray Weissman Dies at 90

December 29, 2015 | By
Publicist Murray Weissman Dies at 90

Hollywood publicist and awards consultant Murray Weissman died yesterday of pancreatic cancer in his Studio City apartment with his family by his side. He was 90. Weissman worked with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg and helped clients win seven best picture Oscars, as well as numerous Emmys... »

Master Cinematographer Haskell Wexler Dies at 93

December 28, 2015 | By
Master Cinematographer Haskell Wexler Dies at 93

Legendary director of photography Haskell Wexler died Sunday at 93. Wexler was nominated five times for the Oscar for best cinematography, and won twice – for his work on Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Bound for Glory. »

Bob Minkler Passes Away

October 29, 2015 | By
Bob Minkler Passes Away

Academy Award-winning sound mixer, Robert Alan (Bob ) Minkler, died of respiratory failure Oct. 11, at his home in Oregon with his wife Patty at his side. »

Gene Allen Passes Away at 97

October 13, 2015 | By

Production designer Gene Allen, a former three-term president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (1983-1985) and an Oscar winner, passed away last Wednesday of natural causes at the age of 97. »

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