You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

IFG’s Weidman dies

Exec oversaw all prod'n and financial aspects for co.

Joan Weidman, president of production at International Film Guarantors, died of cancer Sunday in Los Angeles.

Weidman oversaw all production and financial aspects for the completion bond company. A key player in the financing and production of movies, her expertise and judgment were respected by many creative talents and financial figures in the industry.

“Joan was a valued colleague and a true friend of film,” said Steven Mangel, prexy-COO of IFG. “She was a great champion of the independent film production community, and her experience, insight, candor and support will be missed by all who knew her and worked with her.”

Weidman graduated from UCLA’s motion picture program and began her career as a cinematographer on productions such as docus “The Other Half of the Sky: a China Memoir,” “That Our Children Will Not Die” and “Broken Rainbow.” She also worked as a production manager and independent producer.

From 1994 to 1996, Weidman served as a production executive at IFG, where she supervised the film productions bonded by IFG. In 1996, she joined LIVE Entertainment as head of physical production where she supervised LIVE’s theatrical film production, from initial budgeting through post-production. Projects she oversaw included “Critical Care,” “Suicide Kings,” “Permanent Midnight” and “Wes Craven Presents Wishmaster.” Weidman rejoined IFG in 1998 as senior VP of production and was promoted to president of production in 2002. At IFG, she was involved in bonding films including “The Aviator,” “Ray” and “Downfall.”

Donations may be made to Cedars-Sinai Hospice Program at 200 N. Robertson Blvd., Suite 102, Los Angeles, CA 90211.

More Film

  • Guillermo del Toro To Open Cinema

    Guillermo del Toro to Open Cinema Named after Him at Guadalajara Fest (EXCLUSIVE)

    Joan Weidman, president of production at International Film Guarantors, died of cancer Sunday in Los Angeles. Weidman oversaw all production and financial aspects for the completion bond company. A key player in the financing and production of movies, her expertise and judgment were respected by many creative talents and financial figures in the industry. “Joan […]

  • 'Lemonade' Review: A Quietly Seething Romanian

    Berlin Film Review: 'Lemonade'

    Joan Weidman, president of production at International Film Guarantors, died of cancer Sunday in Los Angeles. Weidman oversaw all production and financial aspects for the completion bond company. A key player in the financing and production of movies, her expertise and judgment were respected by many creative talents and financial figures in the industry. “Joan […]

  • Cinema Audio Society 2018 Winners: 'Dunkirk,'

    'Dunkirk,' 'Game of Thrones' Win Cinema Audio Society Awards for Sound Mixing

    Joan Weidman, president of production at International Film Guarantors, died of cancer Sunday in Los Angeles. Weidman oversaw all production and financial aspects for the completion bond company. A key player in the financing and production of movies, her expertise and judgment were respected by many creative talents and financial figures in the industry. “Joan […]

  • Kazuhiro Tsuji Darkest Hour Makeup artist

    'Darkest Hour,' 'American Horror Story' Lead Make-up and Hair Stylists Guild Winners

    Joan Weidman, president of production at International Film Guarantors, died of cancer Sunday in Los Angeles. Weidman oversaw all production and financial aspects for the completion bond company. A key player in the financing and production of movies, her expertise and judgment were respected by many creative talents and financial figures in the industry. “Joan […]

  • Isle of Dogs

    The 10 Best Films of the 2018 Berlin Film Festival

    Joan Weidman, president of production at International Film Guarantors, died of cancer Sunday in Los Angeles. Weidman oversaw all production and financial aspects for the completion bond company. A key player in the financing and production of movies, her expertise and judgment were respected by many creative talents and financial figures in the industry. “Joan […]

  • Indian Actress Sridevi Kapoor Arrives For

    Legendary Bollywood Actress Sridevi Dies at 54

    Joan Weidman, president of production at International Film Guarantors, died of cancer Sunday in Los Angeles. Weidman oversaw all production and financial aspects for the completion bond company. A key player in the financing and production of movies, her expertise and judgment were respected by many creative talents and financial figures in the industry. “Joan […]

  • NMHC Impact Awards

    Aubrey Plaza, NHMC President Call Out Under-Representation of Latinos at Impact Awards

    Joan Weidman, president of production at International Film Guarantors, died of cancer Sunday in Los Angeles. Weidman oversaw all production and financial aspects for the completion bond company. A key player in the financing and production of movies, her expertise and judgment were respected by many creative talents and financial figures in the industry. “Joan […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content