Helped launch the American film market Film veteran Michael F. Goldman died of complications from Parkinson’s disease on June 9 in Los Angeles. He is 80 years old.
Goldman International Film Sales Company Manson International is a business created and owned by Columbia Pictures in 1953, a business started by his father Edmund in 1953. After graduating from UCLA in 19 Gold2, Goldman joined the mansion and ran it in 1975.
Goldman was a founding member of the American Film Marketing Association (which became the Independent Film and Television Alliance), representing independent producers and distributors around the world. He helped launch the American Film Market in 1971. He served as AFMA’s first CFO at the time of its inception and was elected chairman of the board in 1986-81 and 1991-93. He was active throughout the first 25 years of the organization, serving on the board and was elected a member of its executive committee in 1999-2001 as vice-chairman-secretary.
Jean Privet Goldman, IFTA’s current president and chief executive, said: “Mike’s time marked the beginning of key AFMA programs, such as AFMA arbitration and AFMA archiving, and his fingerprints were all over the administration structure. Formal structure. The strong association that exists today has grown since Michael Goldman’s commitment to independent industry.
Goldman personally oversaw the marketing of over 60 unique feature films in the United States, Manson stopped distributing films in the United States after 1975, and Goldman focused solely on international licensing. In the early 1980s, Manson Distribution became Manson International. In late 1986, Mansion International was acquired by Winster Inc.
Goldman released films including David Cronenberg’s “Scanners”, Charlton Heston’s “Mother Load,” “The Terry Fox Story,” Renee Harlin’s “Born American,” Robert Altman’s “Streamers,” “Shined Hit” and “Savage Streets.” “
Born in Manila, Philippines in 1939, his family moved to Beverly Hills, where he graduated in 1957 and attended Beverly Hills High School.
Goldman is holding the hand of his wife, Giulia Gagliani Goldman; Sons Matthew and Nicholas Goldman; Honest son Gustavo van Petezem and honest daughter Letizia van Petezem. Also surviving is his younger sister Laurel Shark. Motion picture and television funds can be donated.