Industry veteran worked for both indies, majors

Intl. sales exec Sigrid Ann Davison died August 26 at in Los Angeles after a long illness. She was 49.

In August of last year, she underwent surgery for a brain tumor.

Davison graduated USC’s Peter Stark Program in Motion Picture Business and Management and began her film career at Universal Pictures Intl. Sales. She moved into independent distribution at Skouras Pictures, where she rose to the post of Sr. VP, International, responsible for all of the company’s international sales, distribution, acquisition and marketing activities.

Later, she returned major studio films, directing international sales, distribution and marketing activities, as well as raising financing for film projects through international presales for companies including Odyssey Entertainment, Cinevox Intl., Lightmotive, 2K Media AG and Original Voices. While at Cinevox, she was responsible for negotiating and supervising an extensive, multi-territory output deal through Warner Bros.

Additionally she served as an acquisitions and distribution consultant for Alta Vista, the former theatrical division of German broadcaster ProSieben.

Most recently, she served as president of international for the Santa Monica-based Motion Picture Corporation of America.

She was a member of the Writers Guild of America.

She is survived by her husband, Karl Stange, two daughters and two brothers.

Donations may be sent to The Stange Children Educational Fund, c/o Jeanne Karaffa, Esq., 1411 N. Hayworth Avenue, Suite 7, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

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