Veteran TV movie and miniseries producer Robert Halmi Sr. died Wednesday afternoon in his New York home. At 90, he was still active well into the new millennium, he produced the TV miniseries Neverland in 2011, and a year later a new version of Treasure Island, starring Donald Sutherland and Elijah Wood.
The made-for-TV movie and miniseries production business that Robert Halmi Jr. ran at RHI Entertainment became a Perils of Pauline story as reality TV filled much of the time that used to be devoted to family shows. Halmi sold RHI to Hallmark in 1994 and bought it back in 2006. But he took on too much debt. RHI filed for bankruptcy protection late last year, and emerged from that process in March.