Elliot Schulman

Creative director

This article was updated on Tuesday, Dec. 28.

Veteran industry creative director Elliot Schulman died Dec. 10 of lung cancer in Los Angeles. He was 54.

After graduating from Pratt, he went to work as an art director at Doyle, Dane, Bernbach for the Universal Pictures account. He then became executive art director at Foote, Cone & Belding working for Orion Pictures. Schulman also served as creative director for Film Comment, where, among other things, he was responsible for designing all the covers of the magazine.

After relocating to Los Angeles to join Jacobson & Atkins, he went to 20th Century Fox’s marketing department, followed by a stint at Terry Hines Advertising.

He was then appointed senior VP of creative advertising at Fine Line Features, where he spearheaded the marketing campaigns for “Dancer in the Dark,” “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” “The Anniversary Party” and “Before Night Falls.” His most recent position was senior creative director at Eclipse Advertising in Los Angeles.

He is survived by a sister and two nieces.

Donations may be made to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS or the American Cancer Society.

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