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Producer, docmaker Lou Reda passes away at 92

Long-time TV producer Lou Reda passed away Saturday, Sept. 30 at the age of 92, Lou Reda Productions confirmed yesterday. Founding Lou Reda Productions in 1978, the World War II Navy veteran first made a ...
October 3, 2017

Long-time TV producer Lou Reda passed away Saturday, Sept. 30 at the age of 92, Lou Reda Productions confirmed yesterday.

Founding Lou Reda Productions in 1978, the World War II Navy veteran first made a name for himself when he executive produced the 1982 CBS mini-series The Blue and Gray, starring Gregory Peck as U.S. president Abraham Lincoln.

Over the next three decades, the prodco went on to produce more than 500 hours of programming for the U.S. and international market, garnering accolades including a People’s Choice Award, a Peabody Award and eight Emmy nominations, including one win.

Among the company’s recent productions are History’s WWII in HD and Vietnam in HD and Brothers in War,narrated by actor Charlie Sheen for National Geographic.

Reda’s production company said goodbye to the founder on Saturday.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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