Alexis Persyko, an awards consultant for Paramount, Disney and Sony Pictures, passed away on Aug. 27 after battling colon cancer. She was 38.
Academy Awards-winning campaigns on which Persyko worked included those for “Ratatouille,” “Wall-E,” “Up” and “Toy Story 3.” She also advised on campaigns for “World Trade Center,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Captain Phillips,” “American Hustle” and “Moneyball.”
Persyko was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Oct. 6, 1976. She was raised in Noe Valley and lived in San Francisco until she moved to pursue her dreams in Los Angeles 10 years ago. She was an adventurer and hiker who loved both her home city and her adopted city, and embraced and shared their charms with friends and family.
“She was intelligent, creative, hard-working and passionate about her life and her profession. Alexis sought out and brought joy into her life and the lives of those around her,” a family representative said. “We will all miss her amazing smile, her wisdom and her loving, generous spirit. She was the true embodiment of loving kindness.”
A celebration of Persyko’s life will be held on Sept. 17th at Stewart Hall in Temescal Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades, California.
The family is requesting that donations in her honor and memory be made at LoveAlexisFund.org.
She is survived by her wife Nancy Tate, executive vice president of worldwide creative content for Sony Pictures Entertainment, her parents Luita and Art, her brother David and many loving friends and family members. Alexis was a much admired and respected awards consultant at Paramount, Disney and Sony Pictures, where she and Nancy met.