'Capote' producer worked on 'Imaginarium'

Producer William Vince, who received an Oscar nom for “Capote,” died of sarcoma June 21 in Vancouver, B.C. He was 44.

Born and raised in British Columbia, he started out co-producing films with his brother Robert Vince. His early producing credits include “Café Romeo,” “Samurai Cowboy,” “Breaking Point” and “Killer.”

He was producer on two “Air Bud” movies as well as “Snow Walker,” “Saved!” and “Bullet Proof Heart.”

After his Oscar nom for “Capote” in 2005, he went on to work on productions including “Push,” “Stone of Destiny” and Terry Gilliam’s upcoming “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.”

“I enjoyed his maverick ways, his passion for film and his love of life,” said Pierce Brosnan, who starred in and co-produced “Butterfly on a Wheel” with Vince in 2007.

Vince was also instrumental in the restoration of Vancouver’s Golden Harvest Theater, which he transformed into a boutique theater for private screenings.

In addition to his brother Robert, he is survived by his wife Cynthia Miles, two sons, a daughter, his parents and three sisters.

Donations may be made to the William Vince Foundation to establish a filmmaking scholarship, c/o Debra Thomas, the Canada Trust Co., P.O. Box 10083, Vancouver, B.C. V7Y 1BC.

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