Jennifer Kuo Baxter Dead: Entertainment Executive and Attorney Was 62

Jennifer Kuo Baxter Dead: Entertainment Executive and Attorney Was 62

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Jennifer Kuo Baxter, an entertainment attorney whose career led to several senior executive positions at multiple film studios, died of cancer on July 23. She was 62.

Kuo Baxter’s career in entertainment spanned more than 30 years, working in the corporate and legal departments at Sony Pictures Entertainment, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Interscope and DreamWorks Animation Studios.

In the fall of 1986, she joined the legal affairs group of Columbia Pictures, which later became Sony Pictures Entertainment, where her responsibilities included the production and distribution of motion pictures and feature films.

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Her vast experience in production and special effects earned her a promotion to co-head of the corporate and legal group for Sony Pictures Digital. Movies she was heavily involved in during her career included “Stuart Little,” “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,” “Trolls,” and “Starship Troopers.”

Her expertise in film special effects and animation landed her in an executive position at DreamWorks. She also served as director of corporate and legal affairs for Interscope Communications during her career.

Born and raised in Hawaii, Kuo Baxter received higher education at Wellesley College and NYU Law School. She began her legal career in Los Angeles as a corporate attorney with O’Melveny & Myers in 1984, after serving as a clerk for district judges Malcolm Lucas and Edward Huff.

She is survived by her husband, Tom Baxter; her son, Charlie; her parents Frank and Dora Kuo; her brother Doug; her sisters-in-law, Nancy Baxter, Jinee Tao Baxter, and Ann Baxter Perrin; her brothers-in-law, Charlie Baxter and Marc Perrin; her nieces Lauren Baxter and Amelia Perrin; and her cousins ​​Will Baxter and Colin Perrin.

Donations in honor of Jennifer can be made to the Pasadena Art Alliance or Descanso Gardens.

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