Magazine article Screen International

Producer and Sales Pioneer Arnold Kopelson Dies at 83

Magazine article Screen International

Producer and Sales Pioneer Arnold Kopelson Dies at 83

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Kopelson helped start the international sales boom of the 80s and won an Oscar for Platoon.

Arnold and Anne Kopelson

Oscar-winning producer Arnold Kopelson has died of natural causes in Beverly Hills aged 83.

Brooklyn-born Kopelson entered the industry as an entertainment and banking lawyer and in 1972 founded Inter-Ocean Film Sales, a pioneer in the then burgeoning business of selling independent US films to distributors around the world. …

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