• William M. Aldrich (1944-2006) - Actor and producer who mostly worked on the films of his father, director Robert Aldrich. He appeared in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) and Hush ... Hush, Sweet Charlotte. He was then an associate producer on Hustle, The Choirboys and ... All the Marbles. He also had a producer credit on the recent remake Flight of the Phoenix. He died of cancer on August 31st, in Los Angeles.
  • Zelda Barron (1929-2006) - Producer, writer and director who worked for many years as a script supervisor/continuity person (often for director Michael Apted). Films she worked on before making her own include Reds, Yentl, Agatha, Cry of the Banshee and Monty Python's And Now for Something Completely Different. She was an associate producer on Coal Miner's Daughter and directed Shag: The Movie. She never won an Oscar but was thanked in two Oscar speeches (Sissy Spacek's and Warren Beatty's). Her most recent credits were as production/creative consultant for Beatty's Bulworth and Love Affair. Her son is director Steve Barron (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie; Coneheads; Electric Dreams). She died August 14th.
  • Rémy Belvaux (1966-2006) - Belgian filmmaker (pictured) whose single feature is Man Bites Dog. His brother is the actor and filmmaker Lucas Belvaux (his latest, La Raison du Plus Faible, screened at Cannes this year). He died September 4th, in Orry-la-Ville, France.
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