A veteran production executive and television producer at 20th Century Fox Television has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bruce Margolis died Feb. 16 at a hospice facility in West Covina, Calif., following a battle with cancer. He was 64.
“Margolis most recently served as a co-executive producer on the Fox network drama ‘Star,’ created by Lee Daniels,” THR reports. “He was on the show from its inception, having worked as a production executive on the series’ pilot that aired in December 2016.”
Margolis was previously senior VP of production for 20th Century Fox TV for almost 18 years. “He oversaw all elements of many series’ physical production, from hiring the department heads and crewmembers to supervising the principal photography and postproduction,” THR notes.
Among the series overseen by Margolis were “Bones,” “24,” “Prison Break and “Terra Nova.”
In a statement, the studio said: “Bruce had a big, boisterous personality and a love of the business and the people in it, and he enjoyed nothing more than the challenge of figuring out how to do the impossible, and then doing it, on time and on budget.”