Publicist Tracy Lorie dies at 48

Was top executive at New Line, Exclusive Media

Tracy Lorie, former senior VP of international publicity at New Line Cinema, died Friday evening in Los Angeles at her home in Laurel Canyon. She had been battling a brain tumor for the past year. She was 48.

Prior to her diagnosis, Tracy had just landed what she considered her dream job — handling, as senior VP, all international publicity and marketing for Exclusive Media Group. The company, led by Nigel Sinclair and Guy East, produced “The Ides of March.”

She came to Exclusive after work as a campaign strategist for Warner Bros. Before that, she was senior VP of international publicity at New Line Cinema. At New Line, Lorie was instrumental in the publicity and promotion of all of the studio’s releases, including “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and the “Austin Powers” franchise. Prior to New Line, she was a special events consultant for 20th Century Fox and held publicity positions for MGM and United Artists.

Lorie brought not only dedication but also a personable nature and no-nonsense approach to her work, and she was a popular figure at international markets.

Born in Denver, she was a long-standing member of BAFTA and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

Lorie is survived by her husband, musician Neil Sebba, and her father, former studio publicist Barry Lorie. Memorial and other information will be posted at Caringbridge.org/visit/tracylorie

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