Marc Becker, CEO of Tangent Agency and a former Universal executive who worked on campaigns for films like Despicable Me and Fast & Furious, died August 27 of cancer. he was 37
“If you’ve worked with us over the years, you’ve undoubtedly experienced Marc’s larger than life presence,” Tangent said in a statement. “He was the life of the party, with a million-watt smile that could light up any room. So full of energy, passion and life – he genuinely enjoyed not only the work he did but most importantly the people he came into contact with.”
“Since he joined the Tangent team and took on the role of CEO, he has poured his time, enthusiasm and heart into his work and his work family,” the agency continued. “He changed our lives forever and we will never forget him.”
Becker first attended the University of Wisconsin, where he worked as an intern at the Gersh Agency and Capmark. He then earned his Masters in Business Administration from the USC Marshall School of Business in 2014. In 2008, he joined Universal as Head of Global Brand Marketing, developing campaigns for films such as Despicable Me and Fast & Fast. Furious” in their respective franchises.
Becker joined in 2015 tangent, an industry-leading creative advertising agency that uses “insight-driven strategies to build brands, execute digital campaigns and create innovative content.” Tangent’s client portfolio includes NBC, Disney, Netflix, Mattel, Pixar Animation Studios, Warner Music Group and Lionsgate.
Donations in honor of Becker can be made online in tribute to the UCLA Brain Cancer Research Fund honoring Marc Becker by clicking the Tribute Gift check box under Gift Options and entering Becker’s name. Donations can be made in the mail with a check made payable to the UCLA Foundation. In the note line of the check, please state “Brain Cancer Research Fund; in memory of Marc Becker.” The address is: PO Box 7145, Pasadena, CA 91109-9903.
Becker is survived by his wife Lindsay and son Jett.
https://variety.com/2023/film/news/marc-becker-dies-tangent-agency-1235714233/ Tangent Agency’s Marc Becker will be remembered as a respected manager