The man whose Hollywood film school boasts such alumni as James Cameron and Sylvester Stallone died August 9 of cancer. Gary Shusett was 72. Sherwood Oaks College has been dedicated to the craft of screenwriting for four decades, and Shusett was deeply committed to seeing his students succeed. Other attendees include Nancy Myers, Matt Groenig, Paul Haggis and Dean Devlin. And Shusett also recruited big names to teach or lecture at his school, including Orson Welles, Billy Wilder, Lucille Ball, Rod Serling, George Carlin and Richard Dreyfus. The LA native — brother of writer Ronald Shusett, whose feature credits include Alien and Total Recall — also served as associate producer of the features Moon Over Parador and The Final Terror and TV’s Super Girl.
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