Filmmaker and video producer Carolyn Beug, who won an MTV Video of the Year award for her work on the ’90s Van Halen vid “Right Here, Right Now,” was among the passengers aboard American Airlines flight 11 last Tuesday. She was 48.
Beug was seated with her mother, Mary Alice Wahlstrom, 75, a Utah resident. She was returning home from taking her twin 18-year-old daughters to the Rhode Island School of Design.
Beug, who owned Santa Monica, Calif.-based Carolyn Mayer Prods., produced and directed numerous musicvideos.
From 1995-1998, she served as a senior VP of entertainment and educational productions for Walt Disney Consumer Prods., where she oversaw the day-to-day operations for Walt Disney Records as well as Disney Music Publishing, Disney Ice Shows and the Disney Educational Prods. divisions.
She began her career as an auditor for Price Waterhouse and also worked as corporate director of finance for Six Flags Inc.
At the time of her death, Beug was working on a children’s book, the story of Noah as told from the POV of Mrs. Noah.
In addition to her daughters, Beug is survived by her 13-year-old son and her husband, John Beug, a senior vice president in charge of filmed production for Warner Bros.’ record division.
Services were to be private.
In lieu of flowers, a fund is being created to benefit the Santa Monica High School track and cross-country teams, of which Beug was a strong booster. Information will be forthcoming.