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Distribution Exec Adam Rogers, 36, Dies

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire January 28, 1998 at 2:0AM

by Mark RabinowitzAdam Rogers, formerly the Senior Vice President of U.S. distribution for CinepixFilm Properties (now called Lion's Gate Films), passed away late last week froman apparent heart attack at the age of 36. Autopsy results are pending.Late last year Rogers took a leave of absence from CFP and at the time of hisdeath was set to join Alliance as their Senior Vice-President and General Managerof Alliance Releasing. Prior to joining CFP in late 1993, Rogers had his owndistribution consultation firm which had contracts with CFP and TriStar, amongothers and before that, he worked as the Vice-President of Marketing at Miramax.Rogers began his career in the independent film business in 1985 in Castle HillFilms' theatrical sales division, moving to Miramax two years later. In 1991 hestarted his consulting firm, joining CFP three years later. Among the films hehelped to distribute while at CFP were Greg Mottola's "The Daytrippers," PeterGreenaway's "The Pillow Book", "Heavy", "Sick" and "Love and Death and Long Island".Lions Gate Films and Dave Dinerstein of Fox Searchlight have organized a filmindustry memorial meeting to remember Rogers, set to take place at the Angelikatheater on Houston Street in New York City this coming Friday, January 30th from10:15-11:30 a.m. To attend, simply go to the theater Friday morning.>> RELATED ARTICLES @ indieWIRE.com:++ Adam Rogers Temporarily on Leave from CFP
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by Mark Rabinowitz




Adam Rogers, formerly the Senior Vice President of U.S. distribution for Cinepix
Film Properties
(now called Lion's Gate Films), passed away late last week from
an apparent heart attack at the age of 36. Autopsy results are pending.


Late last year Rogers took a leave of absence from CFP and at the time of his
death was set to join Alliance as their Senior Vice-President and General Manager
of Alliance Releasing. Prior to joining CFP in late 1993, Rogers had his own
distribution consultation firm which had contracts with CFP and TriStar, among
others and before that, he worked as the Vice-President of Marketing at Miramax.


Rogers began his career in the independent film business in 1985 in Castle Hill
Films
' theatrical sales division, moving to Miramax two years later. In 1991 he
started his consulting firm, joining CFP three years later. Among the films he
helped to distribute while at CFP were Greg Mottola's "The Daytrippers," Peter
Greenaway's "The Pillow Book", "Heavy", "Sick" and "Love and Death and Long Island".


Lions Gate Films and Dave Dinerstein of Fox Searchlight have organized a film
industry memorial meeting to remember Rogers, set to take place at the Angelika
theater on Houston Street in New York City this coming Friday, January 30th from
10:15-11:30 a.m. To attend, simply go to the theater Friday morning.


>> RELATED ARTICLES @ indieWIRE.com:


++ Adam Rogers Temporarily on Leave from CFP


++ CFP Becomes Lions Gate Films, Inc.; Sackman Named President