Steve Golin Mary Parent

Steve Golin with producer Mary Parent on the production of ‘The Revenant’

Steve Golin, the producer of Oscar-winner Spotlight and the founder of Anonymous Content, has died in Los Angeles, according to reports on Monday (22). He was 64.

Golin produced across film and TV and was a titan of the independent space. His feature credits include The Revenant and Babel, while in TV he produced acclaimed Emmy-nominated shows like True Detective, Mr. Robot, and The Alienist, among others.

Golin founded the management, advertising and video production company Propaganda Films with indie stalwart Joni Sighvatsson in 1986, launching the careers of Michael Bay and Spike Jonze, among others, before leaving to set up Anonymous Content in 2000.

What started as a management, production and commercials company grew into one of the most prolific and respected ventures in Hollywood. In 2016 he sold a “substantial” minority investment to Emerson Collective, run by Steve Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs.

At the time of his death, Golin had been working on several projects including a prestige adaptation of Ramses with Picture Perfect Federation, the TV joint venture launched by former Lionsgate motion picture group chairman Patrick Wachsberger, and Paris-based TV producer Pascal Breton. The project is based on bestselling books by French Egyptologist Christian Jacq.

Golin received a career achievement award at the 2015 Zurich Film Festival. At the time Zurich co-directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerr said, “It is rare to find someone who has had such significant and wide ranging successes across the entertainment landscape over a long period of time. Steve has given so much to the film world, in so many ways.”

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