Paul Heller, the American film producer best known for his work on the British classic With the nail and me, the Oscar winner My left foot and the Bruce Lee-starring Enter the dragon, died at the age of 93.
BAFTA has confirmed that he is deceased and offered condolences to his family. He was a long-time BAFTA Los Angeles board member, supporting the organization’s work in the region, including career starters and local students through community educational activities.
He was instrumental in launching the BAFTA Family Screenings at Helen Keller Park, a series that led to mentorship and school programs across Los Angeles, and helped create and launch the first BAFTAs. Student Film Awards.
A native of New York who spent years working in the UK, Heller also had credits, including a 1962 feature film David and Lisa, which received two Oscar nominations. He worked as an executive at Warner Bros. on photos such as Dirty Harry and Skin play, and also founded Sequoia Pictures, which had credits including Enter the dragon, in which Heller had a small onscreen role as a radio operator.