CueScript has announced the passing of founder Brian Larter, age 58, on 14 May.

One of the most popular people in the broadcast industry, Brian was loved and respected by the global community, especially for his legendary sense of humour. He was diagnosed with a rare pancreatic cancer in 2018 and spent the past five years undergoing treatment and enjoying life with his family, wife Justine, daughters Louise, Gina and Abbie, and much-loved grandsons.

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Brian Larter

As a well-established leader in the broadcast industry, Brian is best known for his work in creating revolutionary prompting solutions. He started his career at Autocue where he started in rental and quickly moved to sales. Later acquiring BDL Autoscript with Michael Accardi. The team built on the foundation started by Chris Lambert and expanded its reach, creating a truly global company. The company was sold to Vitec Videocom in 2006.

As Brian could never be far away from a prompter in 2014, he and Michael Accardi founded CueScript. Long-time friends and associates Charlotte Latham and Meghan Tyler were the first to join the CueScript team, with many more friends and associates joining. Today CueScript is one of the leading prompter solutions and is used around the world, and even on the famous Christmas Day message, which Brian worked on for many years. He was also a long-term member of the IBC Exhibition Committee.

Michael Crimp, CEO at IBC said: “Brian was a good friend to IBC serving on our exhibition committee for many years. He always had a positive approach and a kind word when needed. I always enjoyed our 121s, usually over a beer. The industry has lost a true gentleman.

“He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”

A keen cyclist and football fan, Brian also loved his cars and spent many summers driving around Europe in his vintage Stag.

The family has chosen for donations to go to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity from which they and Brian received amazing support.