LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — Vicky Eguia, longtime publicity executive who worked on projects such as, Pan’s Labyrinth, La Vie en Rose and Amazon Studios’ Oscar winning Manchester by the Sea and The Salesman, has died after a long battle with cancer. She was 48.
Her family revealed the news in a Facebook post early Saturday.
For any reporter, publicist or filmmaker who worked with Vicky, they’ll remember her for her jubilant, graceful, patient and can-do spirit. As a journalist, whether you were working with Vicky on a breaking news story, or trying to land an interview with major talent during awards season (i.e. breakfast with Nic Winding Refn) or tickets to a big Cannes film premiere, she always delivered. There wasn’t an ask that was impossible, reports Deadline.
For the last seven years, Vicky worked at Amazon Studios, her most recent position being Director of PR, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Community Relations. She joined Amazon Studios as the Head of Publicity for Amazon Original Movies in 2015. She was an integral part of the team that made history for Amazon Studios as the first-ever streamer to be nominated for a Best Picture and to win three Academy Awards for 2016’s Manchester By The Sea (Best Original Screenplay & Best Actor) & The Salesman (Best Foreign Language Film).
During her tenure, she oversaw the publicity campaigns for everything on the studio’s slate, including audience and award favorites The Big Sick, Cold War, The Sound Of Metal, Borat Subsequent Movie Film, One Night in Miami, Coming 2 America and many more.