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Longtime TV writer David Tynan passed away November 11 after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2008. He was 62. A series writer on Highlander, Poltergeist: The Legacy, and First Wave on which he also served as supervising producer, Tynan was a member of the Writers Guild of Canada and the Writers Guild Of America, West. His credits also include Flash Gordon and Scene of the Crime, and in 1996 received the Wgc’s Leo Award for Best Screenwriter – Dramatic Television Series. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
David Tynan, a television writer who authored more than 50 original one-hour episodes for series TV, died Nov. 11 at his home in Vancouver following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 62.
He was a member of the Writers Guild of Canada and the Writers Guild of America West for over 20 years and was recognized by the Wgc in 1996 with the first Leo award for best screenwriter in a dramatic TV series for “Highlander.”
Tynan was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early 2008 shortly after wrapping “Flash Gordon.”
In a statement his family said: “It is worthwhile to mention that David survived longer than 97% of others diagnosed with his particular form of cancer, a testament to how much he loved life and a constant (and pleasant) surprise for the doctors in the medical field. David showed exceptional bravery, »
- Dave McNary
That Poltergeist remake being produced by MGM & Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures is finally getting its feet off the ground, with a little help. Fox is coming on-board to co-fiance & distribute the reboot of Spielberg/Hooper’s ’82 classic, which will start production this coming Fall for a 2014 release.
It’s been 25 years since the last Poltergeist film (the Canadian TV series Poltergeist: The Legacy had no connection whatsoever), and with Sam Raimi & the director of the animated horror/comedy Monster House behind it, I’d say I’m definitely looking forward to a new incarnation. What say you, readers?
Check out the full press release below:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), a division of MGM Holdings Inc., has partnered with Fox 2000 Pictures, a division of Twentieth Century Fox, to co-finance and distribute the film “Poltergeist,” it was announced today by MGM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gary Barber and Twentieth Century Fox »
- Justin Edwards
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