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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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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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