Geoffrey Ammer Memorial Service Set for Friday
A memorial service for veteran Hollywood marketing executive Geoffrey Ammer, who died Sunday, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.
A reception will follow.
Ammer died Sunday morning of a heart attack after being rushed from his home to St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica.
He had recently founded his own independent marketing and distribution company, Clarius Entertainment, where he served as president and CEO. During the course of his career, he held a succession of top marketing posts, beginning at 20th Century Fox and also including stints at Cinergi Pictures, Disney, Revolution Studios and Sony.
After forming his own consulting company G2 Consulting, he was tapped by Marvel Studios to serve as its president of worldwide marketing in 2008, where he was involved with such hits as Iron Man, The Hulk and Thor. After Disney acquired Marvel, Ammer joined Relativity Media in 2010 as worldwide president of marketing, a post he held for six months.
The extensive list of films that Ammer helped to release during his studio tenure ranged from Disney titles like The Insider, The Sixth Sense and Toy Story 2 to such Sony movies as Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle and Men in Black II.
An education fund has been created for Ammer’s children Geoffrey, 7, and Annie, 5. Contributions can made to:
The Ammer Family Educational Trust
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