Stephen Emery, a producer and movie govt who labored for Gale Anne Hurd and Invoice Gerber and on movies that includes the likes of Clint Eastwood, Anna Kendrick, Liam Hemsworth, Aaron Eckhart and Liam Neeson, has died. He was 46.
Emery died Saturday in a Los Angeles gymnasium after a exercise, Large Swell Leisure CEO Andy Horwitz informed The Hollywood Reporter. He just lately joined the manufacturing firm that had launched in October.
“Everybody that had the pleasure to know Stephen Emery is heartbroken over the sudden lack of one in all our personal,” Horwitz mentioned in a press release. “Stephen was way more than a useful producer, he was additionally an irreplaceable good friend. His ardour for movie was outweighed solely by his ardour for all times, and he lived day by day prefer it was his final. We are going to miss his adventurous spirit, his loyal friendship and his real love for all times. Relaxation in peace, brother.”
Earlier than Large Swell, Emery served as head of movie & TV at The Answer Leisure Group since 2016. He was instrumental in growing, packaging and producing tasks for movie and tv.
He co-executive produced the Netflix movie Wheelman (2017), directed by Jeremy Rush and starring Frank Grillo, and exec produced Killerman (2019), directed by Malik Bader and starring Hemsworth; Line of Responsibility (2019), directed by Steven C. Miller and starring Eckhart; Trustworthy Thief (2020), directed by Mark Williams and starring Neeson; and Werewolves, an upcoming movie directed by Steven C. Miller and starring Grillo.
Raised within the San Francisco space, Emery earned a level in mass communication with an emphasis towards movie & tv from the College of San Diego, the place he performed varsity soccer.
He began his profession at CAA, the place he labored within the movement image expertise division for 3 years earlier than shifting to DreamWorks and Focus Options.
As a manufacturing govt at Hurd’s Valhalla Movement Footage, he oversaw Aeon Flux (2005) for Paramount. He then ran Gerber’s Warner Bros.-based firm, producing such movies as Eastwood’s Gran Torino (2008).
From 2008-15, Emery served as govt vp manufacturing and improvement at Circle of Confusion, the place he govt produced Mr. Proper (2005), starring Kendrick and Sam Rockwell, and Satanic (2016), starring Sarah Hyland.
“We labored collectively at each stage of our profession and had been impressed by his joyful strategy to filmmaking and zest for all times,” frequent collaborators and pals Tai Duncan and Dave Brown mentioned. “Stephen’s passing comes with nice shock, particularly after he survived and thrived after a sudden coronary heart assault whereas working a triathlon in 2018.
“Stephen was an exemplification to all of his pals and colleagues of what it meant to stay life to the fullest. His loss might be felt deeply in the neighborhood, however his true friendship might be remembered and celebrated, at all times.”
A resident of Redondo Seashore, Emery was an avid outdoorsman and a lifelong fan of the San Francisco Giants, the 49ers and the Grateful Useless.
Donations in his title could be made to No Kill Los Angeles/Finest Associates Animal Society.
Survivors embody his mother and father, Jan and Tony; brothers Shawn and Paul; his longtime girlfriend, Chloe; and his canine, Jasper.
“Stephen grew up with a camcorder in his hand making motion pictures in our yard, and he discovered his calling in Hollywood,” Shawn Gillis mentioned. “He was a loving son, brother, uncle and good friend who linked us all and impressed all to chase their goals.”