April 30th, 2009


RIP: Former Sci Fi Exec Nora O'Brien passes away suddenly

Sad news. While the name may not be familiar, Nora O'Brien was the Vice President of Original Programming at the Sci Fi Channel when Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis were on.



NBC exec dies on 'Parenthood' set
Nora O'Brien was drama programming VP

Nora O'Brien, a drama programming exec at NBC and Universal Media Studios, died Wednesday evening while filming on location at a school in Berkeley for the NBC pilot "Parenthood." She was 40.


 O'Brien and other production staffers were shooting hoops on a basketball court during a break in filming when O'Brien fainted. She was taken away in an ambulance and died shortly afterward.


 The cause of death has not been determined. O'Brien had not shown any signs of illness beforehand, her colleagues said.


 "Our hearts go out to the family and friends of our beloved colleague Nora, who was respected and cherished by so many people in the entertainment community," NBC U said in a statement. "She'll truly be missed by all of us."


NBC has published an obituary at