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Jo Anne Finan

Jo Anne Finan, a film negative cutter and owner of the Conformist Inc., died Aug. 9 of a brain aneurysm at Granada Hills Community Hospital. She was 44.

Finan entered the film splicing business in 1973 under the tutelage of her father, Earl, then a color timer at Technicolor Labs.

She went on to work as a negative cutter for D. Bassett and Associates for 17 years before moving to TRM.

Finan founded her own company, The Conformist, in 1995.

Recent projects include “What Dreams My Come” (1998), “The Thin Red Line” (1998) and the upcoming “Stuart Little.”

In addition to her father, Finan is survived by her husband, Tom, a film editor, three sons, a daughter, her mother, two brothers and a sister.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Foundation for the Junior Blind, 5300 Angeles Vista Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048.

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