Laurane “LaLa” Sheehan, a longtime company amusement publicist and events planner, died Nov. 11 of a sudden coronary heart attack.
Sheehan was a senior accounts supervisor at Maggie Begley Communications for 30 yrs, where by she worked with clients such as LAIKA, Locksmith Animation, the Gotham Group, the Oneida Indian Country, Vista Group, Movio, Cinedigm, Anheuser-Busch, children’s writer Tony DiTerlizzi and Benenson Productions.
She helped boost films including “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “Missing Url,” “Coraline,” “The Invisible War,” “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” and “Beasts of No Country.”
Her longtime pal and colleague Maggie Begley explained, “What a joy it is to function with your best friend. We laughed with abandon each and every solitary working day. I thought that form of laughter was the ticket to a extended life…but the universe experienced other plans for our stunning and talented Laurane. She’s with her mothers and fathers now, her beloved Elvyra and Roy…and most most likely will whilst absent eternity actively playing infinite game titles of Scrabble. She cherished currently being part of the film industry, delighted in the artistry of our clients and was a shining light and spirit to all she encountered. Relaxation in peace my mate.”
Starting off out as a stage, tv and commercials actress, Sheehan arrived in Los Angeles in 1983 in a touring production of “Woman of the Yr,” starring Lauren Bacall.
She turned the first executive director of the Music Video Producers Association and the executive producer of the organization’s initially MVPA Awards, bringing global awareness to the new music video clip industry in its infancy.
Her other publicity stints provided Mahoney/Wasserman and PMK/HBH. She was nicely-known for the splashy gatherings she produced for clientele aboard mega-yachts through the Cannes Film Competition.
Born in Maryland, she graduated Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and was a baton twirling winner in her youth.
She is survived by her brother Paul Sheehan, his spouse Nancy and their son Christopher Sheehan her sister Maureen Glovins and her kids Kevin and Brian Glovins, Stephanie Nover and Shannon Belli her sister-in-law Lisa Sheehan and her sons Vincent Sheehan and Robert “Robby” Sheehan, Jr. and his spouse, Erin.
A reside and streamed memorial provider will be held Friday, Dec. 3 at 1:30 p.m. PT at St. Mark Catholic Church, 940 Coeur d’Alene Avenue, Venice, Calif.
Donations may be built to the American Coronary heart Affiliation.