January 31, 2023

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The Emmy-nominated daytime director was 59

Catherine SerranThe Daytime Emmy nominated director of more than 20 features died on Christmas Eve, according to multiple Facebook posts from those close to her. While the cause of death has not yet been reported, she was 59 years old.

Gary B Bigger Jr. wrote: On December 24th: “Today we lost a beautiful soul, Katherine Cyran… This Christmas Eve slipped through my fingers peacefully.” . “

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A graduate of Harvard and Stanford Business School, the Brooklyn-born Cyrane has also worked as a regular writer and producer over the course of her more than 30-year career. Her introduction to the world of filmmaking came as a writer and producer of Roger Corman’s low-budget variety films – primarily, such titles as Cry in the wildAnd the Slumber Party Massacre III And the Blood II.

Cyran’s breakthrough as a director came in 1993 with White Wolves: A Cry in the Wilderness II A family adventure picture, for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award, in the category of Outstanding Directing in a Children’s Special. Additional direction credits for the multi-hyphenate included river kayaking Dangerous waters; Showtime Horror saw; the subject true heart With Kirsten Dunst. Three out of four installments in Prince and I rom-coms series. and a holiday comedy Christmas do over With Jay Mohr, to name a few. Cyran’s latest movie was one of many she’s made for TV over the years – a rom-com titled Italian Christmas memorieswith three-time Emmy Award winner Beau Bridges, who bowed to Hallmark in November.

A member of the Writers Guild of America, as well as the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Directors Guild of Canada, Cyran has also notably written a YA novel titled Island of the last great aukwhich was based on her own award-winning screenplay, The last story.

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Anniversary plans were not disclosed.

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