Marc Becker, a well-respected marketing executive in Hollywood, passed away at the age of 37. Becker had an impressive career, working for Universal Pictures for seven years and serving as the CEO of The Tangent Agency since 2015. His death was a result of a long battle with cancer, according to an announcement made by Tangent.
Tangent described Becker as a larger-than-life presence with a million-watt smile that could light up any room. He was known for his energy, passion, and genuine joy for both his work and the people he connected with. Since joining Tangent and taking on the role of CEO, Becker poured his heart and soul into his work and his work family, leaving a lasting impact on all who knew him.
Born Marc Eliot Becker, he began his career as an intern with the Gersh Agency and Capmark while attending the University of Wisconsin. Later, he worked as the director of global brand marketing at Universal from 2008 to 2015, during which he was mentored by his boss, David O’Connor. In 2014, while still working for Universal, Becker obtained his Master’s in Business Administration from the USC Marshall School of Business. During his time at Universal, he played a pivotal role in developing synergistic marketing campaigns for films such as the “Despicable Me” and “Fast & Furious” franchises, integrating them across NBCU/Comcast platforms.
Becker’s most recent role as the CEO of The Tangent Agency allowed him to work with prestigious clients, including Warner Bros., Mattel, Disney, Netflix, NBCUniversal, Amazon Studios, and Blizzard Entertainment. Tangent is a marketing/creative agency that specializes in fortifying properties with innovative content and captivating creative. In a 2019 interview, Becker mentioned that Tangent had worked on 27 of the top 40 box office films of the previous year, solidifying their position as one of the industry’s best-kept secrets.
Marc Becker is survived by his wife, Lindsay, and their son, Jett, who was born on Valentine’s Day. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Simi Valley. The loss of Becker is deeply felt by his colleagues and loved ones, as he leaves behind a legacy of passion, dedication, and remarkable contributions to the entertainment industry.
In conclusion, Marc Becker was a highly respected marketing executive who made a significant impact in Hollywood. From his time at Universal Pictures to his role as the CEO of The Tangent Agency, Becker’s influence was felt throughout the industry. His life was tragically cut short due to his battle with cancer, leaving behind a devoted wife and a newborn son. However, his legacy will live on through the work he accomplished and the countless lives he touched.