Martin Wiley, a well-known film producer and executive, passed away on March 20 at the age of 65. His son Cameron confirmed the news to Deadline.
Wiley was an alumnus of the University of Southern California (USC) and earned his post-graduate degree from UCLA. He had an illustrious career in Hollywood that spanned over several decades. Some of his notable credits include Acts of Violence, Never Talk to Strangers, and Under Siege 2: Dark Territory.
Wiley was known for his sharp creative instincts and ability to identify promising projects early on. He served as a creative executive in charge of development for many studios throughout his career.
Many people who worked with Wiley remember him as a kind-hearted person who always had time for others. "Martin was one of the most genuine people I've ever met," said director Michael Caton-Jones, who worked with him on Rob Roy (1995). "He had a great sense of humor and always went out of his way to make sure everyone felt welcome."
The news about Wiley's death has left many in the film industry shocked and saddened. Tributes have been pouring in from all corners since the news broke.
"Martin was not only an incredible producer but also a mentor to so many young filmmakers," said producer Richard Saperstein. "His legacy will live on through all those he touched during his remarkable career."
Wiley is survived by his wife Susan and their children Cameron and Sarah. Funeral arrangements are yet to be announced by the family.
The film industry has lost one of its greatest talents, but Martin Wiley will always be remembered for his contributions to cinema and for being an inspiration to aspiring filmmakers around the world.