Film-maker and video game producer died on Friday in a motorcycle accident.
Michael Gottlieb has died at the age of 69.
The writer/director of films such as Mr. Nanny and Mannequin died on Friday in a motorcycle accident on the Angeles Forest Highway north of La Canada Flintridge, official said.
As well as films, Gottlieb also produced several video games including Mortal Kombat 4 and NBA Hangtime.
Beginning his professional career working as an assistant on film and photo shoots, Gottlieb found success as a fashion photographer before becoming a Clio Award-wiinning commercial director and cinematographer, making national spots for the likes of Xerox, Coca-Cola and McDonald’s.
Gottlieb most recently taught screenwriting classes for the undergraduate and graduate film departments at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. “Michael Gottlieb was superbly talented in an unusual number of creative disciplines,” commented Film Chair Ross LaManna.
“His love for his students and generosity with his time and expertise were second to none. He mentored, guided, cheerled and scolded hundreds of students through the challenging process of writing a feature-length screenplay, and took enormous pride in their accomplishments.”
Gottlieb was a member of the WGA and the DGA.
He is survived by three daughters.