Amazon Studios recently lost an amazing employee in the form of Vicky Eguia. She was a crucial part of the company’s multiple feature films, including “Manchester by the Sea,” which was the first Amazon film to be nominated for an Oscar. Vicky Eguia was the PR manager at Amazon Studios and died at the age of 48 in Los Angeles after battling cancer.
Eguia spent many years as head of publicity at Amazon before being promoted as the director of PR for diversity, community relations, equity and inclusion. Amazon Studios CEO Jen Stalke and PR boss Cory Shields were saddened by the death of their beloved worker. During a staff memo, they remembered her as a perfect team player who is always ready to work with dedication and dedication. They further added that her charm and sense of humor will always be missed.
The widely acclaimed Vicky became part of the company in 2015 and has since had a long professional working relationship with Bob Berney, who was responsible for getting the movie operations off the ground. One of her early successes at Amazon was “Manchester by the Sea”, which earned several Oscar nominations, including awards for Best Picture and Best Actor. In this way, Amazon was able to make history by being the first streaming service to be awarded an Oscar nomination for best picture. Vicky also ran studio advertising campaigns for movies such as “One Night in Miami,” “Coming 2 America,” “The Big Sick,” “The Sound of Metal,” and more.
Prior to coming to Amazon, Eguia held several publicity positions at Millennium Entertainment, Newmarket Films and Picturehouse. She has worked with a number of Hollywood A-listers, including Mel Gibson, Guillermo Del Toro and Marion Cotillard. She was fortunate enough to work behind some of the box office hits, including The Passion of the Christ, Pan’s Labyrinth, Breakout Monie and La Vie and Rose.
Ted Hope worked with Berney at Amazon Studios and tweeted some wonderful words in memory of Vicky. He said RIP Vicky Eguia, you had a great spirit, which made everyone feel better. He added that her love for movies was evident and she will always be missed.
Vicky began her career as an account manager with Rogers and Cowan in the 2000 film division. She has worked on campaigns for movies such as My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Whale Rider and Y Tu Mama Tambien. Vicky at Amazon Studios was a CEO and also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Amazon said she was a smart, talented and passionate publicity manager who truly loved what she was doing, which included all phases of the art of filmmaking. They further praised her by saying that she has a great sense of humor and a great way of delivering stories, which was entertaining to everyone who knew her. Finally, they said their dear Vicky was admired by filmmakers, industry, colleagues and her friends. They concluded by saying that she would always be missed.