Production Designer J. Michael Riva Dies
Michael Riva was a wonderful collaborator, brilliant designer, an emphatic perfectionist—but most of all he was a great friend. He was a gift from the universe and I will miss him like crazy.
Marc Webb, Director
The Amazing Spider-Man
The industry has lost an incredible talent and the studio and I have lost a true friend. We worked together frequently over the years and as an artist and filmmaker, Michael was in a league all his own. He was truly one of the most extraordinary and gifted production designers I have ever seen and his passing is a terrible loss to the creative community.
Gary Martin, President
Production Administration, Sony Pictures