Stanley J. Corwin, a media and publishing executive, died on May 18. He was 83.
Corwin was the president of Stan Corwin Productions, a national multimedia company that creates and produces literary properties for books, film, television, and electronic media. He previously served as CEO and president of Pinnacle Books and as CEO and president of Tudor Communications, a multimedia company. Prior to those roles, he was a v-p at Grosset & Dunlap Publishers and Prentice-Hall.
As a publisher, among the books published by Corwin were ...And Ladies of the Club written by Helen Hooven Santmyer and Marilyn: A Biography by Norman Mailer. He was also the creator and publisher of the Premiere Movie Script Library, which includes collector’s editions of many classic films, including Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz.
Corwin’s own published books include The Creative Writer’s Companion: Selling Your Ideas for Movies, Books, Electronic Media, and More and Oxymorons I Have Known: A Memoir of Fame & Famous Acquaintances. In addition to his books, Corwin published articles in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, and other magazines.
Corwin, a graduate of the Syracuse University School of Journalism, taught a UCLA extension course called "Selling Your Ideas to All Media.” He has also lectured at the University of Denver, the American Film Institute, NYU, Santa Barbara Writers Conference, and the Ventura County Writers Convention.