Anonymous Content founder and CEO Steve Golin has passed away at the age of 64. The Academy Award-winning film producer was a cancer survivor but the cause of death has not yet been revealed.
A graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in 1976, Golin would go on to found Propaganda Films – a talent management, advertising, and video production company – in 1986 with partner Sigurjón “Joni” Sighvatsson. The company soon became a home for the most sought-after young music video and commercial directors, helping to launch the careers of David Fincher, Spike Jonze, Michael Bay and Antoine Fuqua, among others.
Golin exited the company following its sale to Polygram in 1999 and would go on to launch the management/production unit Anonymous Content in 2000. Through the Culver City, California-based company, Golin produced a number of narrative hits including the Oscar-winning Spotlight (2015), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Babel (2006) and The Revenant (2015), as well as scripted TV successes USA Network’s Mr. Robot and Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why.
Anonymous Content has increasingly been pushing into the factual space having produced 2018′s Netflix docuseries Flint Town. In January, the production outfit appointed former Pulse Films and Vice Media exec Fred Grinstein as head of non-fiction programming and ex-Viceland executive Dema Paxton Fofang as director of unscripted development.
Golin, who passed away on Sunday evening (April 21), is survived by his two children, Ari and Anna.
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