Allison Shearmur, 'Rogue One,' 'Hunger Games' Producer, Dies at 53

Allison Shearmur

Allison Shearmur, who produced the Hunger Games franchise, Rogue One, and the upcomingSolo: A Star Wars Story has died, aged 54.

Shearmur had been associated to the executive trenches for years, she acted as executive VP production at Universal Pictures after which she became co-president of production at Paramount from 2005 to 2007 then she joined Lionsgate as president of production.

Her producing credits included Pride, Prejudice and Zombies, Cinderella and Nerve. During her time at Lionsgate, she oversaw series of Jennifer Lawrence's Hunger Games franchise. While there, she oversaw the development and production of several major hits, including The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, the American Pie trilogy, and Erin Brockovich.

"She was not only my producer".

A 1985 graduate of University of Pennsylvania, Shearmur attended law school at USC and was a member of the California bar association.

He told the Hollywood Reporter: "Alli was a ferocious fighter who rose to the top of Hollywood, first as an executive and then as a producer, all while raising two wonderful children, being an incredible mother".

Solo: A Star Wars Story director Ron Howard has led the tributes to Shearmur, writing on Twitter that her death was "a tragic loss". Shearmur is survived by her husband Ed Shearmur, a daughter and a son. She went on to say, "It is one world, and we all work in it".

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