Carmine Coppola


Carmine Coppola, 80, Oscar-winning composer, died April 26 in Los Angeles following a stroke. He was the father of director Francis Coppola, actress Talia Shire and August Coppola, dean of the…

Fund To Back Indie Pix


Independent producers’ rep John Pierson, in association with Island World, has created a $5 million fund designed to help filmmakers finish independent feature films. The New York Completion Fund…

Steve Broidy


Steve Broidy, 86, president of Monogram Pictures and its successor, Allied Artists, from 1945 to 1965, died April 29 in Los Angeles following a heart attack. A native of Maiden, Mass., Broidy…

William L. Schaefer


William L. Schaefer, 81, who was executive assistant to Jack L. Warner for 45 years, died April 19 in Woodland Hills, Calif., of cancer. Born in Steubenville, Ohio, Schaefer moved to California with…

Michael Hagerty


Michael Hagerty, 39, an actor who founded the Production Co., an Off Off Broadway group, died April 30 in New York of AIDS. He had a supporting role in the film “Overboard.” In addition, Hagerty…

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