Davis died on January 4 at the age of 65, after a long illness.
A memorial service for the late international sales agent Chris Davis has been set for April 21 in Los Angeles.
Davis died on Jan 4 after a long illness. He was 65.
He started his career in the film business 40 years ago as the company accountant for AVCO Embassy Pictures, the UK subsidiary of the US production and sales outfit, where he was involved in the UK release of A Touch Of Class, Soldier Blue and John Carpenter’s The Fog among others.
When the UK division closed down, he joined the company’s international arm working on films like Escape From New York and The Howling.
He subsequently worked on the sales and distribution side at Lorimar International and Trans World Entertainment, where he was head of international distribution until 1988. He joined the newly formed Imperial Entertainment in 1988 and worked there for over a decade, returning there after a brief stint at Franchise Pictures.
In 2002, he was head of distribution at FilmEngine, later working independently as a producer’s consultant.
He is survived by his wife Maryl and son Spencer as well as daughters Emma and Rebecca from a previous marriage.