Mark Tarlov, Producer of ‘Copycat’ and ‘Serial Mom,’ Dies at 69

Mark Tarlov, who produced the John Waters-directed films “Pecker,” “Serial Mom” and “Cecil B.

Demented,” died on July 31 at his home in Manhattan due to cancer, his family announced.

He was 69.Starting his career in entertainment in 1979, Tarlov worked in business affairs at Warner Bros.

before executive producing his first feature, “Christine,” based on the Stephen King novel.

In 1986, Tarlov produced Sidney Lumet’s “Power,” which starred Richard Gere, Gene Hackman and Julie Christie.

In 1995, he produced “Copycat,” starring Holly Hunter and Sigourney Weaver.In 1990, he worked with the British novelist William Boyd to transform Mario Vargas Llosa’s 1977 book “Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter” into “Tune in Tomorrow,” directed by Jon Amiel and starring Keanu Reeves, Peter Falk, Barbara Hershey, Patricia Clarkson and John Larroquette.

The film won the audience and critics awards at the Deauville Film Festival, and was closing-night selection at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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