Awards consultant Alexis Persyko died of colon cancer August 27 in Marina del Rey, Calif.. She was 38.
Persyko worked on awards campaigns for Paramount, Disney, and Sony, where she met her wife, Nancy Tate. Born in Vancouver, B.C., she was raised in San Francisco and moved to Los Angeles ten years ago. While on the awards team at Disney, the studio won Best Animated Motion Picture for “Ratatouille,””Wall-E,” “Toy Story 3,” and “Up.” She also worked on campaigns for films including “World Trade Center,” “Moneyball,” “Captain Phillips,” “Zero Dark Thirty” and “American Hustle.”
She is survived by her wife, Nancy Tate, executive VP of worldwide creative content for Sony Pictures Entertainment; her parents and a brother David.
A celebration of her life will be held Thursday, Sept. 17 at 12 noon at Stewart Hall, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades. Donations may be made to LoveAlexisFund.org.