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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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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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