A memorial service for Timothy Vincent Iaquinta is planned at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31st, on the beach at the end of Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica. He had been a Santa Monica resident.
Iaquinta was 44 when he died Wednesday, June 30th, of cancer at the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital.
He was a screenwriter, film maker and actor.
He was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin April 4th, 1960. At the age of 19, he became a private pilot. He earned an associate degree in computers at Gateway Technical College and worked as a computer technician for Delta Airlines.
He began studying acting, film production, directing, screenwriting and film history at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
He received several scholarships for his short films and screenwriting.
He began in the film industry as a craft service worker in Utah and moved to Hollywood in 1993.
He worked at numerous levels of film production, including acting, director of photography, producer, director, stunt driver and double, crafty, assistant director, production assistant and recently as a member of IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) Local 728 Studio Electrical Lighting Technicians.
He was involved in set lighting at Universal Studios until his illness required a medical leave.
He was president and chief executive officer of TVI Productions, Inc, producing and publishing his own films, videos and streaming content for independent film and a music Web site. He also promoted independent musical artists and films.
He won the “Best Short Film” award at the Utah Short Film and Video Festival in June 1996 and “Best Local Film” at the Film Front Festival in Salt Lake City in October 1996 with his film “Meritt Leming.”
He produced “Bent, Twisted and Uncorked: Salt Lake City 2002,” which dealt with the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.
He also worked in film, television and commercials for Warner Bros., Fox, Looney Tunes, “CSI Miami,” “War Stories,” Connection Pictures, Johnny Chevron Productions, On Line Productions, 21st Century Films, Working Title Films, Cinetel, Crystal Beach Enterprises, Sun International Pictures, Western Video Productions, Ventura Media, Telescene, Angel City Productions, TKO Productions and Marlis/Seeff Productions.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary (“Rosie”); his parents, a sister, Alice Iaquinta of West Bend; and three brothers, James P. Iaquinta and David L. Iaquinta of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Peter T. Iaquinta of Madison, Wisconsin; and numerous nieces and nephews.