DreamWorks senior publicist Meredith Blume died of kidney cancer in New York on April 25. She was 33.
Born in Hartford, Conn., Blume graduated with honors from Hamilton College and began her career as an assistant in the Gotham office of Disney, Buena Vista and Touchstone Films. She eventually became a publicist there.
She joined DreamWorks in 1997, where she worked on publicity campaigns for all of the studio’s releases, including “Saving Private Ryan,” “American Beauty” and “Shrek.”
During her seven years with DreamWorks, Blume handled special events as well as specialty and online publicity. Blume also served as the Gotham DreamWorks liaison to the Academyof Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, National Board of Review and Directors Guild of America, among others.
She is survived by her husband, Matthew; her grandmother; her parents; and her brother.
Donations may be made to the University of Connecticut Foundation for Research in Renal Cancer, c/o The Development Office, 263 Farmington Avenue, MC 4032, Farmington, CT 06034.