Producer Bruce Devan dies at 58

Was co-producer on Ridley Scott's 'Kingdom of Heaven'

Bruce Devan, co-producer of Ridley Scott’s 2005 film “Kingdom of Heaven,” died of cancer in Santa Monica on Oct. 17. He was 58.

Devan worked on a number of high-profile features during his career.

He started in the business as a location manager, with credits including the TV series “Midnight Caller” and the films “Homeboy,” “The Doors,” “Raising Cain,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Getting Even With Dad” and “Nine Months.”

He also worked in visual effects, with credits on “Volcano” and “Alien: Resurrection.”

Devan was a supervising producer on 1998 features “The X Files” and “The Siege,” in the former case uncredited. He was co-producer on 2002’s “Kung Pow: Enter the Fist,” and he was an uncredited line producer on “Unfaithful” and “Daredevil.”

He line produced “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” in 2003 and exec produced Neil Matsumoto’s small film “Fixed” in 2005.

Devan was co-producer on Scott’s 2005 Crusades actioner “Kingdom of Heaven,” starring Orlando Bloom, and subsequently produced Tim McCann’s thriller “The Poker Club” and Anne-Sophie Dutoit’s “Faded Memories.”

Devan graduated from NYU’s film school, and his first job in the entertainment industry was as an executive assistant on “Wall Street.A celebration of Devan’s life will be held Nov. 4. Contact Maja Miletich at 925-413-6641 for details.

Donations may be made to the Ataxia Foundation at http://www.ataxia.org for Episodic Ataxia Research.

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