The 55-year-old was known for films including ’Kangaroo Jack’ and ’The Polar Express’
By Brittany Martin | 22 June 2020
LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE — Film producer and screenwriter Steve Bing has died following what authorities are describing as a “jump off” of the Century City apartment building known as Ten Thousand. The 55-year-old was known in Hollywood for his connection to films including Kangaroo Jack, Get Carter, and The Polar Express.
In 2000, Bing launched the film financing company Shangri-La Entertainment, and invested in the 2016 Warren Beatty flop Rules Don’t Apply alongside Ron Burkle, Terry Semel, Arnon Milchan’s New Regency, and James Packer’s and Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment. He was also an investor in Melrose vegan restaurant Crossroads Kitchen.
Bing was well known for contributing large sums to political causes. He donated $1 million to the DNC to help fund the 2000 convention in L.A., spent an estimated $50 million to campaign for an oil production tax in 2006, and gave at least $10 million to Bill Clinton’s foundation. Bing reportedly also paid for the plane used by Clinton to rescue journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee from North Korea in 2009. Both Clinton and Bing were in the past reported to be part of a billionaire clique that also included Burkle. […]