Hollywood & Entertainment Industry Deaths in 2017

December 29, 2017

Another year and another group of Hollywood and media industry icons left us in 2017, from TV legends like Mary Tyler Moore to comedy greats like Jerry Lewis and Don Rickles; and Fox News founder Roger Ailes who exited amid multiple […]

PASSAGES – Joe Staton

December 8, 2017

Joe Staton passed away on August 1, 2017 at his home in Los Angeles after a long illness. He was 81. Born in Harlem, New York City, Joe was a veteran of the Korean War. […]

PASSAGES – Cecilia (Cil) Perna

December 8, 2017

The motion picture industry lost one of our finest Foley and ADR mixers on October 11, 2017. Not only was she kind and supportive to everyone, but Cecilia Perna could mix with her eyes closed; mixing and sound was second nature to her. […]

PASSAGES – Eric Zumbrunnen, ACE

December 8, 2017

On August 1, the arts, entertainment and advertising community lost a respected, inventive visual craftsmen: award-winning editor Eric Zumbrunnen, ACE. […]

PASSAGES – Paul Rodriguez, MPSE

December 8, 2017

Motion picture and television sound executive Paul Rodriguez, MPSE, passed away September 26 in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest after a brief hospitalization. He was 65. […]

PASSAGES – Sanford (Sandy) Berman

December 8, 2017

We lost a truly great man when Sandy Berman passed away on August 11. Known for his creative genius as a sound designer, as well as his talent as a musician and artist, Sandy was universally regarded as one of the most hilarious, kind and generous people in the business. […]

Peter Bogdanovich Remembers Jerry Lewis

August 20, 2017

“Jerry Lewis ducked a lot of bullets — he’s had so many things wrong with him over the years — but I just didn’t expect to hear that he had died,” writes Peter Bogdanovich in The Hollywood Reporter. “I thought he was going to make it to 100 […]


August 4, 2017

James Boyle Story Analyst (June 27, 1938 – January 2, 2013) 44 years a member Robert T. Brown No Classification […]

Passages – William R. Butler

August 4, 2017

Bill Butler, the British-born film editor who received an Oscar nomination for his work on Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 classic “A Clockwork Orange,” died June 4 at a hospital in Sherman Oaks. He was 83. […]

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