I’m told that Jon Furie, the president and senior feature and television agent of Montana Artists, died over the weekend. (UPDATE: The agency wouldn’t confirm to me this morning whether he committed suicide, but now media outlets are reporting he died at the Pacific Design Center and authorities believe he killed himself.) “Great guy, hard worker, repped most of the hot TV production designers in town,” a source tells me. “After the high of the Emmy nominations just last week, this is a crushing blow.” Furie in 2004 acquired ownership of the agency from 1989 founder Carl Bressler, whose below-the-liner include directors of photography, costume designers, production designers, editors, line producers and visual effects producers and supervisors. “I look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence and integrity upon which Carl Bressler has built Montana Artists,” Furie said at the time. “Moving forward, I look toward building the success of our clients careers as we build the future of this agency.”
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