Sands passed away on July 30, from complications after a heart transplant.
Managing director Joel Pearlman expressed that for many in the industry, Sands had been “a colleague, and at Roadshow, a pretty incredible boss and a mentor; a quintessential film man”.
National sales manager Brett Rosengarten shared his memories of Sands, whom he met when he joined Roadshow in 1995.
“Ian was an incredible man, and evidence of that are the more than 500 people who turned up at this funeral. His career spans 38 years, from the moment he started with Fox in 1972 as an assistant booker, and joining Roadshow the following year,” said Rosengarten.
The thirty-minute tribute included a video that included the heartfelt testimonials of industry executives such as Pearlman, Rosengarten, Murray Forrest, Libby Rhys,