Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Bobby Newmyer was 49

Another reason we hate obituaries:

Independent movie producer Robert Newmyer died.

He was Eames Yates' best friend.

He believed in movies and he made them well. And he was a very creative, very cool, very generous guy.

His office on the Sunset Strip was a very creative and welcoming place. His company was named Outlaw.

From the L.A. Times:

"Just before he graduated, he saw Spielberg's 'E.T.' and he came out and said, 'That's what I want to do,' " said documentary filmmaker Eames Yates, who had been best friends with Newmyer since the first grade. "We argued about it. I said, 'Wouldn't you rather go into Wall Street and make hundreds of millions?' He said, 'No, I'd rather make movies.' "

Donations can be made to the Bobby Newmyer Memorial Fund, which will be used to further his work with Sudanese refugees, and sent in care of Outlaw Productions, 3599 Beverly Glen Terrace, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.

Bobby Newmyer's producer filmography
Joe's Last Chance (2005) (announced) (producer)
The Lost Boys of the Sudan (2005) (announced) (producer)
Adrenaline (2006) (announced) (producer)
Untitled Phil Dornfeld Project (2006) (announced) (producer)
Heavy Metal Thunder (2006) (announced) (producer)
Jupiter's Mom (2005) (pre-production) (producer)
Breach (2006) (pre-production) (producer)
The Santa Clause 3 (2006) (filming) (producer)
Phat Girlz (2006) (completed) (executive producer) (producer)
The Thing About My Folks (2005) (producer)
Mindhunters (2004) (producer)
If Only (2004) (producer)
National Security (2003) (producer)
The Santa Clause 2 (2002) (producer)
Training Day (2001) (producer)
Gossip (2000/I) (producer)
Ready to Rumble (2000/1) (producer)
Three to Tango (1999) (producer)
Dennis the Menace Strikes Again! (1998) (producer)
How to Be a Player (1997) (executive producer)
Addicted to Love (1997) (producer)
Don Juan DeMarco (1995) (co-executive producer)
The Santa Clause (1994) (producer)
Wagons East (1994) (producer)
Indian Summer (1993) (producer)
The Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them (1993) (producer)
Mr. Baseball (1992) (producer)
Crossing the Bridge (1992) (producer)
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991) (producer)
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) (producer)


Anonymous said...

What a shame -- too young. Sex, Lies and Videotape was terrific, and I liked Don Juan DeMarco a lot.

Anonymous said...

I miss you Bob. I miss knowing you're in this world. Rational you and emotional me fought like crazy and had great times. I'm sad that we didn't stay in touch, except through mutual friends. You always went for the best in life and were a kind and generous guy. Your kids are beautiful and so is your wife. My thoughts are often with them and your parents and sisters. Thanks for everything. See you in the next life!