John Calley Memorial Set for Oct. 19

Friends, family and colleagues will gather at the Sony lot to pay tribute to the former studio head, who died last month at 81

The life and career of late studio head John Calley will be celebrated Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Sony Pictures Studios.

Calley, who died last month at 81, served as chairman and chief executive of Sony Pictures Entertainment. He received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 2009.

Calley, pictured at left with Sony's Amy Pascal, joined Sony in 1996, after previously serving as head of Warner Bros. in 1970s and MGM/United Artists in the 1990s.

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Among the many films he championed in his career: “A Clockwork Orange,” “The Remains of the Day,” “Spider-Man” and “The Da Vinci Code.”

Friends, family and colleagues will gather at 4 p.m. on the lot for the Oct. 19 tribute.

RSVP's are required by Friday, Oct. 14th to (310) 244-4142.

Parking will be available at the studio’s Overland parking structure. All guests should enter through the Overland gate for directions to the celebration.