Juergen Hellwig, Producer and Film Executive, Dies at 66

1:08 PM PST 05/14/2014 by THR Staff
Courtesy Michael Saltzman

He produced the 1977 Alain Resnais film “Providence” and worked for such companies as Janus Films.

Juergen Hellwig, a film executive and producer whose work included the 1977 Alain Resnais film Providence, died April 8 in Los Angeles after a long bout with cancer. He was 66.

Hellwig, a native of Frankfurt, Germany, who came to the U.S. in 1974, also produced the documentaries Hollywood on Trial (1977) and Filming Othello (1978), directed by Orson Welles.

Later, he served as an executive for such independent film distributors as Janus Films, Taurus Films, Kirch Media, E-M-S Media and Juergen Hellwig Entertainment.

Providence, a French/Swiss production that won Cesar Awards for best film and director, starred John Gielgud, Dirk Bogarde and Ellen Burstyn.

Survivors include his wife Barbra and sons Sean and Justin.

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