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Variety has learned that writer/director Larry Brand died suddenly on Feb. 9 at his home in Hollywood. He was 69.
Brand’s first job in the film industry was as a driver and production assistant for Orson Welles. Following his debut feature film, psychological thriller “Backfire” (co-written with frequent collaborator Rebecca Reynolds), he went on to write, direct, and co-star in “The Drifter,” “Masque of the Red Death” and “Overexposed” for indie producer Roger Corman.
Two-and-a-half - Decades - Films - Writer - And/or
Over the past two-and-a-half decades, his films as writer and/or director, ranging in budget from 15,000 to $15 million, have included award-winning indies “Paranoia” (1998) and “Christina” (2010), and studio productions “Hard Luck” (starring Wesley Snipes, 2006) and “Halloween: Resurrection” (starring Jamie Lee Curtis, 2002).
“Resurrection” went on to become the second-most-profitable sequel in the franchise’s history.
Brand - Films - Partners - Reynolds - HBO
In 2008 Brand formed 8180 Films with partners Reynolds (with whom he co-produced HBO’s...
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