Fox TV Exec Brian L. Chambers, Who Worked on 'Bones' and 'Modern Family,' Dies at 56

Chambers OB Headshot - P 2011

Chambers OB Headshot - P 2011

Chambers, who managed postproduction for all 20th Century Fox TV-produced shows each season, had worked at the studio since 2003.

Brian L. Chambers, the director of postproduction at 20th Century Fox Television since 2003, died Nov. 11 at his home in Sherman Oaks after a 27-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56.

Chambers managed postproduction for all Fox-produced TV shows each season, including current hits Bones and Modern Family. Throughout his illness, he continued to work and was at the studio almost to the end.

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Before joining Fox, Chambers had a long career as editor, producer and production manager on such films as Frankie and Johnny (1991) and Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) and on such TV shows as Fame, Judging Amy and Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

The son of 11-time Emmy-nominated producer and writer Ernest Chambers (The Danny Kaye Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour), Chambers taught editing at the American Film Institute for nearly a decade and was a longtime member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Editors Guild.

In addition to his father, survivors include his wife of 21 years, Erica; sons Keller and Reid; mother Arline and stepmother Veronica; brother Chris; and sisters Ali and Katy.

A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday at Los Angeles Center Studios. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Chambers Memorial Fund at The Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies Band in Tarzana, Calif.