Brenda Camden of Fox Searclight no more

MUMBAI: Breena Camden, a veteran publicity and marketing executive of Fox Searchlight and 20th Century Fox , expired on 6 August in Rocklin, California after battling breast cancer. She was 49.

The executive worked in marketing and publicity for the studio and its Fox Searchlight division, on films like Sideways and 28 Days Later. During her career at the studio, she held a number of positions, which included posts in home entertainment and at the studio‘s specialty films division, Searchlight.

Camden was born in Chicago, Ill. on Oct. 1 in 1962. A graduate of Enterprise High School and a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts and Communication, she began her career in the newspaper industry in Fullerton and then worked at both the Orange County Register and the Los Angeles Times.

Camden joined Fox as a senior publicist for domestic marketing in 1992 after stints at MGM and Orion Pictures.

She was promoted to executive vp, publicity and field marketing for Fox domestic theatrical marketing in March, 2006 and served in that position until she left the studio on Sept. 28, 2007.

Films that she was involved with included Searchlight titles 28 Days Later, Sideways, Napoleon Dynamite and Garden State as well as such Fox hits as The Simpsons Movie and Marley and Me.

Camden is survived her two sons, twelve-year-old Rayne and nine-year-old Trinity, along with her father Tom Jones, mother Penny Jones, sisters Kimberly Parks and Kari Giampaoli, brother-in-law Marty Giampaoli and several nieces and nephews.

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