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Producer Robert Newmyer Dies

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Dec 14, 2005 | 6:19am EST

Training Day producer Robert Newmyer has died of a heart attack. He was 49.

The filmmaker died on Monday of a heart attack triggered by an asthma attack while we was working out at a Toronto gym.

Newmyer started his film career as vice president of production and acquisitions at Columbia Pictures, before forming Outlaw Productions in the late 1980s with partner Jeffrey Silver.

Silver says, "He liked to move people. He liked to make them laugh, and he liked to make them cry.

"We formed Outlaw to make film fares that the studio didn't know how to make—lower budget, edgy."

During his career, Newmyer produced Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), The Santa Clause (1994), Don Juan DeMarco (1995) and Three to Tango (1999).

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