Thomas J. Andrews, president of Extended Wings Inc., a company specializing in the creation and execution of film and music marketing campaigns, died Oct. 28 of AIDS. He was 37.
While at Extended Wings, Andrews worked as a producer for electronic press kits and half-hour specials for a number of films, including “Alien3,””For the Boys,””Edward Scissorhands,””Die Hard 2” and “License to Kill.”
Before joining Extended Wings, Andrews, who began his film career in the film industry at 20th Century Fox in 1981, worked at Columbia Pictures as creative director, video and music marketing and was instrumental in creating music videos promoting motion pictures, including “Ghostbusters,””Against All Odds” and “La Bamba.” He held other positions at Columbia, including national manager, broadcast production and promotion; national manager, college and young adult marketing and Southwest regional field manager.
Andrews, a native of Lawrence, Mass., graduated with a B.A. in English from Middlebury College.
His numerous honors and awards included Ad Week’s Dozen Rising Stars in 1989 and Columbia Pictures’ Chairman Award in 1986. He was a member of the Video Producers Assn., the Publicists Guild and Middlebury College Alumni Admission Committee.
He is survived by three brothers, David, John and George; and two sisters, Ellen Christiansen and Cathy Martin.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made in his name to Project Angel Food or the Middlebury College Alumni Assn. in Middlebury, Vt.
A memorial was held Oct. 31 at La Brasserie, at the Bel Age Hotel, West Hollywood.