R.I.P. producer Martin Hornstein

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  1. ScottDS

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    From John Eaves' Facebook page:

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    Today the movie world has suffered a great loss. Our dear friend Marty Hornstein has passed away and he will be dearly missed. Marty was one of the producers on four of the Star Trek films and he was a dear friend. Always a pro and always a gentleman, Marty was one of a kind. He loved life and loved to smile. What a great man and all of your Star trek family are feeling this loss with tremendous heart ache. We love you sir and may you sail home on heavenly wings!!! Below are some of Marty's movie credits!!

    Production manager (34 credits)
    2004 The Last Run (unit production manager)
    2002 Star Trek: Nemesis (unit production manager)
    2001 Along Came a Spider (unit production manager: Los Angeles)
    1998 Star Trek: Insurrection (unit production manager)
    1998 Letters from a Killer (unit production manager - as Martin Hornstein)
    1996 Star Trek: First Contact (unit production manager - as Martin Hornstein)
    1996 The Crow: City of Angels (unit production manager)
    1995 Tommy Boy (production manager: second unit, Los Angeles)
    1994 Drop Zone (production manager)
    1994 Beverly Hills Cop III (unit production manager)
    1992 Whispers in the Dark (production manager: second unit - as Martin Hornstein)
    1991 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (unit production manager)
    1991 The Perfect Weapon (unit production manager - as Martin Hornstein)
    1990 Chips, the War Dog (TV Movie) (unit production manager)
    1989 The Salute of the Jugger (executive in charge of production - as Martin Hornstein)
    1989 Homer and Eddie (production manager)
    1989 Jacknife (executive in charge of production)
    1987 Back to the Beach (production manager)
    1983 Bad Boys (unit production manager - as Martin Hornstein)
    1982 I, the Jury (unit production manager - as Martin Hornstein)
    1981 Walking Tall (TV Series) (unit production manager - 2 episodes)
    - Kidnapped (1981) ... (unit production manager)
    - The Killing of McNeal County's Children (1981) ... (unit production manager)
    1976 Sybil (TV Mini-Series) (unit production manager)
    1976 Futureworld (production manager)
    1976 Ode to Billy Joe (unit production manager)
    1975 The Ultimate Warrior (production manager)
    1975 Cornbread, Earl and Me (unit production manager)
    1975 Shell Game (TV Movie) (unit production manager)
    1974 Golden Needles (unit production manager)
    1974 Truck Turner (unit production manager)
    1974 Black Belt Jones (unit production manager - as Martin Hornstein)
    1973 Isn't It Shocking? (TV Movie) (unit production manager)
    1972 Silent Running (production manager - as Martin Hornstein)


    It's a shame he was only interviewed for one DVD release (FC)... he no doubt had plenty of stories to share.
     
  2. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Producer? His credits for the Trek films are "Unit Production Manager" which is a different thing than a producer.
     
  3. ScottDS

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    I know, I wanted to simplify it for the thread title.

    But he is credited as co-producer on Star Trek VI and executive producer on FC, INS, and NEM.

    Besides, titles like executive producer are a bit nebulous. It could be someone involved with finances or logistics, which is what Hornstein appeared to do, or it could be someone's cousin. (Such is life in the film biz.) :)
     
  4. Maurice

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    First, I should add, condolences to his family and friends.

    As to the credit, actually, it's titles like Associate Producer that are frequently misused. Executive Producer actually means something. Its the handing out of "producer" credits like candy that in part led the Producers Guild of America to institute a guild "mark" (pga) and fight to get those used in film and TV credits to distinguish between actual producers and faux producers, so hopefully you'll eventually see it regularly in credits like you do ASC (for American Society of Cinematographers).
     
  5. BillJ

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    Martin has departed for the final frontier. Godspeed.
     
  6. ixfd64

    ixfd64 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I'm surprised his passing didn't make the news. I searched for his name on Google News and got no relevant results.
     
  7. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well, he's not exactly a well known name, and connection to Star Trek doesn't necessarily connote newsworthiness.