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Passings | Tom Rowe

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By Roxanne Toronto

Posted on July 05, 2017 | Updated August 06, 2019, 9:06AM

Tom attended the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art + Design) in the late 70's.

It is with great sadness that we share news of alumnus Tom Rowe's passing. Tom attended the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art + Design) in the late 70's and began working in Vancouver's emerging film industry.

Tom was principal of the Vancouver-based Reunion Pictures, formed in 2004, who have produced the likes of Masters of Horror, Flash Gordon, Dreamkeeper (Hallmark/ABC), the Emmy award-winning Tin Man (with the Syfy channel) and the successful series, Continuum.

Previous to his role as Executive VP, Creative Affairs at Sextant Entertainment, he co-founded Pacific Motion Pictures with Matthew O'Connor (1989). Over the following decade, they produced 80 movies for television and several features, including Canada's best-selling video title, Magic In The Water. The company received a George Foster Peabody Award for Excellence In Television for The Baby Dance, and Tom received an Emmy nomination for Best Mini-Series for producing Truman Capote's In Cold Blood.

Over the years, Tom has served as co-chair of the Minister of Heritages’ Canadian Feature Film Fund Advisory Group, Chair of the BC Producers Branch of the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (as well as serving on the national executive), and as a member of Emily Carr University's Foundation Board.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Tom's family, friends and colleagues. He will be greatly missed.