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Production Executive Barbara Dreyfus Dies at 55

15 May 2015 3:02 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Barbara Dreyfus, the well-liked head of motion pictures for Will Packer’s production company and a longtime agent, died Friday morning at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Los Angeles of unknown causes. She was 55.

“Barbara had an amazing spirit and passion for her family and her career,” Packer said. “She will be missed for her creativity and fearlessness as an executive, but more importantly for her incredibly giving nature as a person.”

Dreyfus had led the development of comedy and drama projects through Packer’s first look deal with Universal Pictures since its inception in 2013. Prior to taking the production job, she was a senior agent in the motion picture literary department of United Talent Agency, where she represented a broad range of prominent screenwriters and directors.

Barbara Dreyfus was a tremendous colleague, agent and friend,” UTA said in a statement. “We were lucky to have her as part of the »

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