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Hollywood memorial service planned for Film Group co-founder Dennett

James Arthur Dennett, co-founder of the production studio behind Howard Alk's award-winning docs American Revolution 2 and The Murder of Fred Hampton, passed away on August 11 at the age of 75 from lung cancer. A charter member of the Chicago chapter of the Directors Guild of America, Dennett co-founded The Film Group with Mike Gray and Bill Cottle and then went on to work as an AD and production manager on assorted features, including The China Syndrome and The Fugitive. The memorial service will be held in Hollywood on September 27.
August 26, 2009

James Arthur Dennett, co-founder of the production studio behind Howard Alk’s award-winning docs American Revolution 2 and The Murder of Fred Hampton, passed away on August 11 at the age of 75 from lung cancer. A charter member of the Chicago chapter of the Directors Guild of America, Dennett co-founded The Film Group with Mike Gray and Bill Cottle and then went on to work as an AD and production manager on assorted features, including The China Syndrome and The Fugitive. The memorial service will be held in Hollywood on September 27.

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