Sunday, September 21, 2008
I have this photograph of Rhiannon Meier on my computer to remind me from moment to moment that the purest way to approach life is exuberance. VP of Development at Red Wagon, she was killed in a traffic accident on December 8, and the subject of a standing-room-only celebration of her life at the Grove. She touched so many people in Hollywood—including AEI, when we made a deal with Blue Star on David Angsten’s Dark Gold—that it’s not surprising the theater was overflowing and the after-gathering at Morel’s went on for hours. We will always remember her for her unswerving positivity, endless energy and enthusiam, dogged determination—cliches normally reserved for fictional characters in romantic comedies. And, yes, above all: an exuberance in every thing she undertook that sets a standard one can only hope to approach. Chi-Li and I were honored to meet her stepfather Tom at the party—he’s created a website to memorialize her life: http://rhiannonmeier.legacy.com/ .
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