Ben Golden

Production assistant

Ben Golden, longtime production assistant, died Feb. 17 in his sleep at his home in New York. He was 39.

During the 1980s, he was assistant to the vice president of production at Dino De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, served as assistant to the president of development for Guber-Peters and was a story editor for producer Jeff Rothberg at Locomotion Pictures.

Some of the films he worked on included “Gorillas in the Mist,” “Bonfire of the Vanities,” “The Prince of Tides,” “Batman,” “Blue Velvet” and “King Kong Returns.”

He most recently worked as a freelance writer in New York City.

He is survived by his parents and a sister.

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