Daniel Sales,the independent film producer and sales agent who launched Cinequanon Pictures,has died in Los Angeles. He was 46.
Sales grew up inWest Palm Beach, Florida, and graduated from Brown University before moving toNew York City to pursue his lifelong love of cinema.
He got his firstproducing credit on The Way It Is, Eric Mitchell's Manhattan drama starring Steve Buscemi andVincent Gallo, and moved to Los Angeles two years later in 1986.
There he formeddevelopment, acquisition and distribution company Cinequanon in 1993. The company'scredits included Aris Iliopulos' comedy I Woke Up Early The Day I Died, which starred Billy Zane and woncritical acclaim when it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.
Sales developed a wide sales slate and extensive producingcredits during his time at Cinequanon, In more recent years he collaboratedwith Uwe Boll, handling sales on the video game adaptations Alone In TheDark, House Of The Dead, and the upcoming Bloodrayne.
Sales issurvived by his father, Ronald Sales, his mother and stepfather, Alice and LeslieDreier, and five siblings.
A memorial service will beheld at Menorah Gardens and Funeral Chapel in West Palm Beach, at 2pm. on Jun4. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the EpilepsyFoundation of Greater Los Angeles or the Epilepsy Foundation of South Florida.