Nancy Bernstein Dies: DreamWorks Animation Executive Who Battled Cancer Was 55

Nancy Bernstein, a ten-year DreamWorks Animation exec who served as Head of Production died on Friday following a long battle with cancer. “We are heartbroken by the loss of Nancy Bernstein, a dear family member who passed away on Friday following a long and courageous battle with illness,” DreamWorks Animation said in a statement. “One of our most beloved and respected producers and executives, Nancy spent 10 years at DWA, where she excelled as Head of Production, feature film producer, and most recently, overseeing all new business productions for DWA’s global initiatives.”

“Nancy’s unwavering professional tenacity translated to her efforts in searching for a cure for colorectal cancer through her organization, Call to Cure. Our deepest sympathies go out to Nancy’s family during this incredibly difficult time.”

Bernstein served as producer on Rise of the Guardians, as Visual Effects Executive Producer (Digital Domain) on films such as Æon Flux, I, Robot, The Day After Tomorrow, and Peter Pan, and as Visual Effects Executive Producer on films such as Star Trek: Nemesis and Vanilla Sky, among many other credits.

We’ve included a video made for her organization, Call to Cure.

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