Earlier this year one of my dear friends, Eric Sherman, passed away. He was not only a producer of our short film, “Escape Room,” but my first boss after film school. He was such a sweet, kind man who loved movies, his family and dogs. I will miss him so much.

He was a major figure in the Los Angeles film scene, known for his involvement with Filmex, and as a producer, director, consultant and an educator at the Art Center College of Design (for 38 years) in Pasadena. He was a tireless promoter of independent filmmaking and creativity in all of its forms. His filmography encompasses everything from jazz documentary to indie drama to an appearance in Orson Welles’s The Other Side of the Wind, which was finally completed and released only a few months ago.

On Sunday, July 14, his family will host a memorial for him at The Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles. Join us for food, music and remembrances from family and colleagues as we celebrate the life and career of this longtime friend of the American Cinematheque.

You can find more details about the memorial here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eric-sherman-memorial-tickets-64451507193

You can also read my interview with him from last October.