Hollywood Remembers Steve Golin: "An Ally to Storytellers"
'Mr. Robot' creator Sam Esmail, writer-director Edgar Wright and The Black List founder Franklin Leonard were among the entertainment industry figures who took to social media to mourn the late producer and Anonymous Content founder.
Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, writer-director Edgar Wright and The Black List founder Franklin Leonard were among the entertainment industry figures who took to social media on Monday to remember Oscar-winning Spotlight producer and Anonymous Content founder Steve Golin, who died Sunday night at the age of 64 after a battle with cancer.
Golin was celebrated as an "ally to storytellers" by The Black List's Twitter account, which cited his support for films that made the famed annual list of Hollywood executives' favorite unproduced scripts, such as Spotlight, The Revenant, Babel and Rendition.
Leonard called Golin's death a "colossal loss to everyone in the film and television industry and who watches film or television," saying that he "aspired toward" Golin's career.
The prolific producer also worked on such TV hits as HBO's True Detective, USA's Mr. Robot and Netflix's 13 Reasons Why.
Esmail wrote simply, "My heart is broken."
Read on to see what else Hollywood had to say about the sad news.
My condolences to his family, everyone at @anoncontent, and everyone else whose life was affected by his work without their even realizing it, as mine was before I even made it out to Hollywood.— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) April 22, 2019
So sad to hear Steve Golin has passed away. A champion of diverting, cutting edge cinema. I fondly remember us doing a Q&A at the New Beverly for ‘Wild At Heart’ sitting with him at the back as it rocked the place. Then Laura Dern showed up bringing Lynch with her! A magic night.— edgarwright (@edgarwright) April 22, 2019
RIP Steve Golin, an ally to storytellers in Hollywood who helped usher Black List scripts like SPOTLIGHT, THE REVENANT, BABEL, RENDITION, THE BEAVER, FUN SIZE, TRIPLE NINE, and MARRIED LIFE to the screen.— The Black List (@theblcklst) April 22, 2019
You will be dearly missed, Steve. pic.twitter.com/9QMwYRLZAM
Steve Golin gave more to this world than he took, he inspired and allowed so many of us to reach our full potential. He was a great man who left us way too soon. He will be deeply missed but his spirit will continue to grow in our deeds and work.— Brett Morgen (@brettmorgen) April 22, 2019
My heart is broken. Rest In Peace, Steve Golin.— Sam Esmail (@samesmail) April 22, 2019
#.SteveGolin was a remarkable guy - he fostered great film makers and directors. #Spotlight was his. So was #TheRevenant. I met with him a few times - both when I was represented by Anonymous Content and when we were setting to make a film. Kind. Charming. Wise. Condolensces https://t.co/wLK96mkOtb— Rod Lurie (@RodLurie) April 22, 2019
Today Team Vampire Chronicles grieves the incredibly sad loss of one of our executive producers and one of the true giants of contemporary Hollywood, Steve Golin. Entertainment is a more rich and sophisticated and diverse place for having been blessed by Steve.— Christopher Rice (@chrisricewriter) April 22, 2019
I am shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of Steve Golin. He was a great producer and an even greater man.— Michael Sucsy (@michaelsucsy) April 22, 2019
Steve Golin, as a producer, was a risk-taker. A disrupter. He will be missed.— Shaun O'Banion (@shaun_obanion) April 22, 2019
From WILD AT HEART to SPOTLIGHT and THE REVENANT Steve Golin was a producer with near impeccable taste. RIP. https://t.co/JqOGDK1DnF— Richard Shepard (@SaltyShep) April 22, 2019
This one feels beyond sad, heavy and difficult. Steve Golin created spaces and atmosphere directors could create and thrive in. A rare gift in Hollywood. Propaganda Films was such and my memories and the memories many are with Steve and his family today. Thank you and RIP SG.— Paul Rachman (@paulrachman) April 22, 2019
So sad RT @TatianaSiegel27: Really sad news. Steve Golin, who produced everything from Spotlight to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind to Mr. Robot, has passed away at the way-too-young age of 64. https://t.co/8ZE9bU2d9G via @thr— DeVon Franklin (@DeVonFranklin) April 22, 2019