Gary Hill, a founding partner in New York PR consultancy Falco Ink, died on November 7 following a brief stay in hospital.

Hill's career in the entertainment industry spanned 25 years. He started out as the assistant to Brian DePalma, working on such films as Scarface, Blow Out and Dressed To Kill.

He segued into publicity in the mid-1980s and co-founded Falco Ink in January 1999, serving a partner until 2005.

Hill moved to Lenox in the Berkshires in 2006 and joined the founding board of directors for the annual Berkshire International Film Festival in Great Barrington, playing an integral role in the festival's noted programming.

Private services will be held in Lenox, Massachusetts, and Tyler, Texas, where he is survived by his mother and brother.