Patricia Reed Scott Dies: New York Film & TV Booster Was 86

Patricia Reed Scott Dies: New York Film & TV Booster Was 86
Patricia Reed Scott, a pivotal figure in New York’s efforts to build its TV and film production industries, died May 23 in Neptune, N.J. of a subdural hematoma sustained in a fall. She was 86.

Her death was reported by her son, Matthew Scott, to The New York Times.

Scott served under two mayoral administrations – Edward I. Koch and Rudolph Giulianni – in key leadership roles with the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting. In the Koch years – 1983-89 – she was director of the office; she was commissioner of the office during the Giuliani years, 1994-2002.

Scott, who was married to actor George C. Scott from 1955-1960, began her career as an actress and singer, later moving to agency work and public relations, the latter including work for New York City’s Department of the Aging. She produced a PBS series on aging, Getting On, that won two Emmy
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