Norman Flicker, a longtime film industry business affairs executive who spent 24 years at Paramount Pictures, died Wednesdayof cancer at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 68.
After graduating from New York U. School of Law and serving in the U.S. Navy as a Lt. Commander, Flicker began his film career in the legal department of Paramount Pictures in New York City.
Flicker, a copyright and international law specialist, rose to vice president, Eastern production, and served as the liaison between the studio and foreign outposts on all dealmaking activities.
He was involved in structuring the contracts for such films as “Love Story,” “The Godfather,” “The Great Gatsby” and “Becket.”
Following his long tenure at Paramount, Flicker relocated to Los Angeles as the senior VP of Dino DeLaurentiis Entertainment, where he helped develop the foreign pre-sales concept to raise production funds and played a leading role in putting together the deal for the 1976 remake of “King Kong.” Flicker was also associated with “Being There” (Lorimar, 1979).
Following his association with Lorimar, Flicker joined the Samuel Goldwyn Co., where he served as senior VP and subsequently handled details of the transfer of the company to MGM following MGM’s acquisition of Metromedia, of which Goldwyn was a part.
Flicker is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons William, a film editor, and Charles; a daughter, Julie, and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sundayat Pierce Bros. Memorial Chapel, 1218 Glendon Avenue, Westwood .
Family suggests donations be made to the Alliance for Children’s Rights or the Western Center on Law and Poverty.