In a shockingly sad development, Allison Shearmur has died at age 54. She’d been fighting a brave battle against lung cancer and passed away unexpectedly this morning at UCLA Medical Center.
Shearmur served high-level executive stints at Paramount, Disney, Universal and Lionsgate and shepherded and exec produced The Hunger Games franchise and more recently was a producer on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the upcoming Han Solo spinoff that Ron Howard just wrapped. Shearmur, who was a quadruplet, was known as an advocate for material and filmmakers. She had strong relationships and taste. She loved being part of the movie business and had a strong sense of its history.
She is survived by her husband, Edward Shearmur; her daughter, Imogen; her son, Anthony; her parents, Martin & Rhoda Brecker; her sister Jodi & Fred Proust (Jodi’s husband); her brother, John & Heather Brecker (John’s wife); and Lisa (Alli’s sister) & Alan Hartstein (Lisa’s husband). She also leaves behind seven nieces and nephews.
The family is dealing with this unimaginable tragedy in real time. I expect tomorrow to be able to share more information from them, and some remembrances of people who worked with her.