News - April 23, 2019

Spotlight producer Steve Golin dies, aged 64
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Spotlight producer Steve Golin dies, aged 64

Steve Golin, the founder and CEO of Anonymous Content and Oscar-winning producer of films such as Spotlight, has died at the age of 64. Golin passed away in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer.

Beginning his prolific career as a producer in the 1980s as a co-founder of production company Propaganda films, whose early output consisted largely of music videos for the likes of Madonna, David Bowie and Janet Jackson, among many others. By 1990, it is estimated that Propaganda's output accounted for nearly a third of all music videos made in the U.S.

Golin would eventually leave to found his new company Anonymous Content, which launched in 2000. By this time, Golin was also producing feature films such as David Fincher's The Game and Spike Jonze's Being John Malkovich.

Golin later received three Best Picture nominations at the Academy Awards - two for Alejandro González Iñárritu's films Babel and The Revenant, and one for Tom McCarthy's harrowing drama Spotlight, the latter earning Golin his first Oscar win.

In a statement following his death, the partners of Anonymous Content said: “We are devastated by Steve’s passing. He was a trailblazer in the industry, a devoted colleague, a remarkable leader and a truly kind man. He was a rare individual who encompassed intense creativity with a keen business mind. Above all, Steve showed us the power of kindness and generosity. His compassion was unparalleled. He led by example and inspired each and every one of us to be better. In his life and in his work, Steve created a family – he meant the world to many of us, and will leave a lasting impression on our lives. Together, we will continue to build upon the immense legacy Steve has left us.”

Since the news of his death on Sunday, tributes for the producer have been pouring onto social media, some which you can find below...




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