Sony's Amy Pascal Remembers Producer Laura Ziskin
Laura Ziskin, who died Sunday night from breast cancer, was "an inspiring warrior who fought every battle, whether it was business or personal, with her trademark brains, guts, and class," Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal said Monday.
Ziskin, who was 61, produced the Spider-Man movies as well as the Academy Awards in 2002 and 2007.
"She was the creative guiding light for all of us who loved and worked with her. She was also a frustrating perfectionist and that's why she was simply the best," she said in a statement to THR. "We are heartbroken and miss her terribly already -- as a producer, as an advocate for cancer research, but most importantly, as an irreplaceable friend."
Ziskin, who served as an executive producer on the Julia Roberts 1990 film Pretty Woman, has also produced 2005's Stealth and 1997's As Good as It Gets.