We are saddened to relay the news that Renee Valante, pioneering producer and first ever female President of the Producers Guild, has passed away. Look for a more thorough acknowledgement from the PGA in the coming week. R.I.P.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Renee Valente, the veteran casting executive and
Emmy Award winner who was the first woman to serve as president of the
Producers Guild of America, has died. She was 88.
Valente, also the first female vice president of
Screen Gems and Columbia Pictures Television, died Feb. 20 at her home in
Studio City, her friend and publicist Suzanne Lewis toldThe Hollywood Reporter.