Brian L. Chambers dies at 56

Was 20th TV director of post-production

Brian L. Chambers, director of post-production at Twentieth Century Fox Television since 2003, died Nov. 11 in Sherman Oaks, Calif., after battling pancreatic cancer for 27 months. He was 56.

Chambers managed post-production for all Fox-produced TV shows, including “Bones” and “Modern Family.” He continued to work almost to the end.

Before joining Fox, Chambers had a long career as an editor, producer and production manager for film and TV; credits include the features “Lethal Weapon 3” and “Frankie and Johnny” and the TV series “Ripley’s Believe It or Not.” He was post supervisor for series including “Fame” and “Judging Amy,” and he was co-producer on several brief series: “The Burning Zone,” “Roar,” “To Have and to Hold” and “Haunted.”

Born in New York, Chambers came to Los Angeles when he was young as his father, Ernest Chambers, began a career as a writer and producer for television. He graduated from UCLA, majoring in film and television studies. He was a longtime member of the Television Academy and the Editors Guild and taught editing at the American Film Institute for nearly a decade.

Chambers is survived by his wife, Erica; two sons; his mother, father and stepmother; a brother and two sisters.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. at Los Angeles Center Studios, 450 S. Bixel Street, Los Angeles. Donations may be made to the Chambers Memorial Fund at the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies Band, care of Mark Johnson, SOCES, 18605 Erwin Street, Tarzana, CA 91335.

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