Robert F. Newmyer was a producer of numerous films, both commercial and independent.
On December 12, 2005, Newmyer died at the age of 49 in Toronto, Ontario from a heart attack while working out at a gym. He was in the city on an upcoming film shoot. Bobby Newmyer, 49, an independent producer who took a chance on a low-budget script that became the critically acclaimed and commercially successful "Sex, Lies and Videotape," died December 12 in Toronto, where he was for the filming of "Santa Clause 3," the sequel to the popular holiday comedies he produced starring Tim Allen.
Mr. Newmyer, a lifelong asthma sufferer, had a heart attack while working out in a health club, said his mother, Virginia "Ginger" Newmyer. He died in an ambulance on the way to Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.
Among nearly 30 movies produced by his company, Outlaw Productions, in addition to "Sex, Lies and Videotape", were "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead", "The Santa Clause", "Don Juan DeMarco", "Training Day", "The Santa Clause 2" and "The Thing About My Folks". Denzel Washington won a best actor Oscar for his role in "Training Day."