Anne-Marie Ross (née Boysen), whose profession in worldwide movie distribution at Lionsgate and Pantelion spanned greater than 20 years, died September 9 after a near-two-year battle with superior stage most cancers attributable to a uncommon gene mutation. She was 49.

Ross started her profession at Lionsgate in 2001, reporting to Nick Meyer, at the moment President of Film at eOne.

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“Anne-Marie embodied poise, class, smarts and kindness,” Meyer stated. “She all the time had a glow of positivity. She was a star who might deal with any curveball thrown at her throughout these early days at Lionsgate once I had the privilege of attending to know her and work together with her for seven years. The unhappiness and injustice of her loss is felt by anybody who is aware of her, however nobody can think about the harm that Jonathan, the children and her dad and mom are feeling. My coronary heart aches as I’m simply writing these phrases.”

Ross was named EVP International Sales at Lionsgate in 2012. In 2014, she was named President of Pantelion Films, the place she led the corporate’s International Sales division for the primary 4 years after its launch. That division’s greatest hit was Eugenio Derbez’s Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Mexican manufacturing of all time, which made $44.4M stateside and $100.5M worldwide.

Said Helen Lee-Kim, President of International at Lionsgate, added: “Anne-Marie was an expensive good friend and colleague whose high-wattage smile brightened each room. We made such nice reminiscences touring the worldwide movie markets collectively and I’ll perpetually cherish the various laughs we shared. Her kindness and generosity belied her fierce negotiating type. She had such a robust work ethic, all the time totally current and dedicated to the whole lot she touched in her profession and at residence. Nothing was extra necessary than Jon, the children and her household. Our hearts break for everybody.”

From 2018 till her loss of life, Ross led TLC Wellness. She additionally co-founded the portfolio of business- and consumer-facing corporations in well being and wellness — an space of passionate curiosity all through her life. She additionally served as an professional adviser to the National Bank of (*49*) within the leisure sector with particular give attention to worldwide valuations of unbiased movie content material.

Ross went on to create Parents of Preemies Day-Los Angeles, a fundraising and consciousness occasion she hosted yearly at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital together with her husband for 5 years. She additionally led the partnership with the Westchester Rotary Club to boost funds for the refurbishment of The Westchester Townhouse. The nonprofit neighborhood house for the youngsters of L.A.’s Westchester neighborhood continues to host the conferences and occasions of the Girl Scout troop she based in 2016.

Ross is a UC Santa Cruz alum and obtained her Master of Arts in Chinese historical past with honors from UC Irvine in 2000. She is survived by her husband, Jonathan Ross; their three youngsters; her father, Tom Boysen Sr.; her mom, Pochan Boysen; and her brother, Tom Boysen Jr..

A Celebration Life for Ross is being deliberate and can be introduced at a later date.

Donations in Ross’ reminiscence towards the development of most cancers analysis will be made to the LUNGevity Foundation and EGFR Resisters group here.

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