Emmy-winning television producer Kevin Burns best known for his work on the 2006 remake of “Poseidon Adventure” and “Lost in Space” “The reboot died Sunday of cardiac arrest, Prometheus Entertainment confirmed to Variety He was 65
In a statement to Variety, Prometheus Entertainment vice president of marketing and development Derek Thielges said everyone in the company, of which Burns was chairman, were deeply saddened by the loss.
Founded in 1999, Prometheus’ productions include docudramas such as’ The Curse of Oak Island ‘and’ The Girls Next Door ‘, which focuses on Playboy, as well as the non-fiction story series’ Ancient Aliens’ and the special documentary « Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed »
Burns won a Primetime Emmy in 2002 for “Biography,” which chronicles the lives of celebrities and historical figures, in the category of Outstanding Non-Fiction Series The following year, he won a Daytime Emmy for the production of « Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s »
Throughout his career, Burns has amassed over 100 production credits, in addition to over 30 writing and directing credits. Born and raised in Schenectady, NO, Burns developed his love for television and cinema from an early age His mastery of cartooning helped attract the attention of his idol Fred Gwynne (« The Munsters »), who established a correspondence with him and fueled his passion for the industry.
After graduating from Hamilton College in Clinton, NO, he enrolled in the graduate film program at Boston University’s College of Communication In 1981, he received his masters degree with the completion of the short documentary « I Remember Barbra », featuring Barbra Streisand’s hometown of Brooklyn, which earned her a Documentary Directing Award for Student Directing from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
In 1993 Burns co-founded Foxstar Productions, a television drama production unit at 20th Century Fox Television and held an executive position, producing three « Alien Nation » television films, until 1999, when he retired Also that year, Burns partnered with film producer Jon Jashni (« Pacific Rim ») to found Synthesis Entertainment, where the two developed and produced Irwin Allen reboots and sequels « The Poseidon Adventure, » « The Time Tunnel » and « Lost in Space », an adaptation of which premiered on Netflix in 2018
In a Facebook post, actor Bill Mumy, who starred in the original series’ Lost in Space ‘, wrote:’ I lost one of my best friends today Kevin Burns was doing without no doubt some of the most talented, generous, capable, loyal and loving friends I have ever known Words fail me now Kevin and I have spoken almost every day for the past thirty years We bickered like an old married couple and we always knew we loved each other He made a lot of people very happy I will not forget all the blessings he brought to my family «
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