OTTAWA, Sept. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - It was with great sadness that I learned
of the death of Jake Eberts.
Internationally known for his many Oscar-winning films, Mr. Eberts
produced or financed more than 50 films, including Gandhi, Driving Miss Daisy, Dances with Wolves, City of Joy and Grey Owl.
Mr. Eberts was born in Montréal and grew up in Arvida, Saguenay. He
studied engineering at Bishop's University and at McGill University
before becoming involved in the film industry. He was an Officer of the
Order of Canada and Chair of National Geographic Feature Films.
On behalf of the Government of Canada, I offer my condolences to the
family, friends and colleagues of Jake Eberts.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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