Producer and sales pioneer Arnold Kopelson dies at 83

Kopelson helped start the international sales boom of the 80s and won an Oscar for Platoon.Oscar-winning producer Arnold Kopelson has died of natural causes in Beverly Hills aged 83.Brooklyn-born Kopelson entered the industry as an entertainment and banking lawyer and in 1972 founded Inter-Ocean Film Sales, a pioneer in the then burgeoning business of selling independent Us films to distributors around the world.Kopelson became a producer himself in the late seventies, making films including Falling Down, The Fugitive and Seven and winning the best picture Oscar in 1987 for Oliver Stone-directed Vietnam War drama Platoon.In 1994, Kopelson was named

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