MARK ROSENBERG BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Producer Mark Rosenberg,
a partner with his wife, Paula Weinstein, in Spring Creek Productions, died of cardiac arrest this morning in Stanton, Texas, where Mr. Rosenberg was on the set producing his film "Flesh & Bone." He was 44 years old, and lived in Brentwood, Calif.
Mr. Rosenberg joined Warner Bros. in 1978 as vice president of production, and was named president of Worldwide Theatrical Production in 1983. During his tenure, he acquired and produced such films as "The Killing Fields," "The World According to Garp," "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes" and "Never Say Never Again." He had originally moved to Los Angeles to work for Seineger & Associates, a firm specializing in film advertising and marketing. He then served as an agent with the firms of Adams, Ray and Rosenberg and with International Creative Management. In 1985, Mr. Rosenberg left Warner Bros. to begin a producing partnership with Sydney Pollack at the latter's Mirage Productions; over the next four years, the pair produced an impressive series of hits, including "The Fabulous Baker Boys," "Presumed Innocent," "Bright Lights, Big City," "Major League," "White Palace," and "King Ralph." In 1989, Mr. Rosenberg formed Spring Creek Productions with his wife, Weinstein, producer and former president of Production at United Artists. In 1990, the company entered into a production agreement with Warner Bros. and moved onto the Warner lot. In addition to "Flesh and Bone," Spring Creek is currently producing "Fearless," a drama set for distribution by Warner Bros. Mr. Rosenberg recently executive produced the HBO telefilm "Citizen Cohn," starring James Woods. Born in Passaic, N.J., Mr. Rosenberg attended Bard College and the University of Wisconsin. During his college years and throughout his life, he was active in many political and social causes. He held a leadership position with the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) during the late 1960s, and remained at the forefront of anti- apartheid efforts and an ardent protector of individual rights. In 1989 Mr. Rosenberg was honored by the American Civil Liberties Union with its Bill of Rights Award. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Martha Wald of Passaic, and a brother, actor Alan Rosenberg, of Los Angeles. The funeral will be held in Passaic on Monday, Nov. 9, at the Jewish Memorial Chapel, 66 Howe St., at 11 a.m. A memorial service in Los Angeles is being planned. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to the ACLU Foundation. Robert Daly, chairman and chief executive officer of Warner Bros., spoke on behalf of the studio, saying, "Terry Semel and all of our colleagues are saddened by the loss of our friend, a talented filmmaker and industry executive, who spent so much of his fruitful career here at Warner Bros. He has left an important legacy of film and of friendship here, and will be deeply missed. We know that this feeling is shared by all those Mark touched over the years." -0- 11/4/92 /CONTACT: Stacy Ivers of Warner Bros., 818-954-6217/ CO: Warner Bros. ST: California IN: ENT SU:
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