Evzen Kolar Dead: Veteran Film Producer Dies at 67
Art and Experience: Veteran film producer Evzen Kolar died on Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief illness. He was 67.
Born in the Czech Republic, Kolar began his film and television career as a child actor. He later became an assistant director, working throughout Europe on commercials, television projects, and features, and produced fringe theater in London before moving to the U.S. in 1979.
In addition to his role as vice president of production at Fireline Productions and CEO at Crossover Films Ent., Kolar line-produced a number of features, including “Never Say Never Again” with Sean Connery as James Bond, “Street Smart” starring Morgan Freeman, “Bat 21” with Gene Hackman and Danny Glover, and “Storyville” starring James Spader and Jason Robards.
He also served as a jury member for the Karlovy Vary fest in the Czech Republic and the International Antalya Film Festival in Turkey.
He is survived by his wife Deborah Shaw Kolar, son Rob Kolar, daughter Rachel McCord, and grandson Mateus Kofi McCord. The family will hold a private service in his honor.