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Kathleen Fleming, Lego Production Exec, Dies at 39

3 May 2013 4:02 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kathleen Fleming, director of entertainment development at Lego, died April 27 in an accident in Cancun, Mexico. She was 39.

Fleming joined Lego in 2009 as a senior manager of entertaiment development, where she worked on “Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace” and “Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out,” which she exec produced. She also worked on the “Ninjago: Master of Spinjitzu” TV series and the “Lego Legends of Chima” series and “Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles.” Most recently, she was working on Warner Bros. “The Lego Movie: The Piece of Resistance,” serving as liaison and managing studio relationships on entertainment projects.

Fleming’s close friend Jodi Cararas said she would be remembered for her humor and intelligence, “She experienced and accomplished so many incredible things, from traveling the globe to completing a half marathon to her numerous work credits. She lived fully and fearlessly.”

Raised in Atlanta, she graduated from Emory U. »

- Variety Staff

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R.I.P. Kathleen Fleming

1 May 2013 2:57 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Kathleen Fleming, who developed and produced several Lego and Lego Star Wars projects as Director of Entertainment Development at the company, died in an accident over the weekend. She had most recently been working on Warner Bros’ February 7 release The Lego Movie: The Piece Of Resistance as a liaison managing studio relationships on entertainment projects. Fleming joined the company after working with Lego as Account Manager at ad agency Ammerati Puris Lintas. She officially came aboard Lego in 2009 as Senior Manager of Entertainment Development for Lego Group. Her credits include Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace and Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out which she exec produced, as well as the Ninjago: Master of Spinjitzu TV series and the soon-to-be-aired Lego Legends of Chima series and Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles miniseries. »


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Russell Crowe replaces Hugh Sheridan as Aacta award host

22 January 2013 2:47 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Russell Crowe has been announced as the new Aacta host after a conflicting La schedule forced original host Hugh Sheridan to pull out.

The second annual Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards will see Crowe headline an impressive line-up of presenters, including Aacta president Geoffery Rush and Aacta ambassador Cate Blanchett.

The awards, to be held on January 30 at The Star Event Centre, will see more than 1000 Australian film and television performers and practitioners in attendance.

In addition to the Aacta Awards in Sydney, Crowe will also host the Aacta International Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, which Sheridan will now also attend.

"The Australian Academy is making its mark in the States, and I'm equally as honoured to represent the Australian industry in L.A. as host of Aacta's International Awards, as I am to return home to celebrate the success of my peers at the 2nd Aacta Awards Ceremony in Sydney, »

- Inside Film Correspondent

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