A memorial service for Gareth Wigan, the widely admired producer and studio executive who died on February 13, will take place on the Sony lot on March 2.

Those wishing to attend the 5pm service in Culver City are asked to confirm by February 26 by calling +1 310 244 4142.

Wigan’s many producer credits included Star Wars and Chariots Of Fire. He served at 20th Century Fox before going on to form The Ladd Company with fellow Fox executives Alan Ladd Jr and Jay Kanter.

In 1987 Wigan joined Sony’s Columbia Pictures as production consultant and became co-vice chairman of the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, where he was instrumental in bringing to the big screen such films as Air Force One, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Sense And Sensibility.

During the last decade of his life at Sony, Wigan championed local language films and worked extensively with film-makers from around the world.