R.I.P. Gary Winick

Indie filmmaker Gary Winick died over the weekend after losing a bout with brain cancer. He was 49.

Winick first emerged as a director on the indie film scene in the 90’s before selling 2002’s “Tadpole” to Miramax for $6 million at the 2002 Sundance film Festival.

He went on to helm several studio films including “Charlotte’s Web,” “13 Going on 30,” “Bride Wars” and most recently “Letters to Juliet”. He also produced such features as “Starting Out in the Evening,” “Pieces of April,” “Uptown Girls,” “Lonesome Jim” and “Puccini for Beginners”.