Paramount Pictures and Paramount Television Studios have confirmed the sad news that Tracy Owen, their senior VP of industrial relations, has passed away at the age of 43. The talented executive apparently died after suffering a stroke, confirmed the studio. Paramount also released a public statement, mourning her passing and paying a tribute to her dedication and expertise within the entertainment industry.
What did Paramount say about Tracy Owen’s death?
Nicole Lang, who is the executive vice president of industrial relations & production safety at Paramount, wrote in a statement: “Since first joining our team over 10 years ago, Tracy has been a bright light who touched the lives of all who had the privilege of working beside her.
“I knew that Tracy was an exceptional person from the very beginning, and her countless contributions and the trust and adoration she earned from all who knew her confirmed that. She was an unwavering source of leadership, wisdom and mentorship to our team and the industry and will be sorely missed. We will continue to hold Tracy and her loved ones in our hearts.”Nicole Lang
The studio also noted that Tracy Owen had created practices and implemented policies that “enhanced the work experience and lives of our union population. She also helped turn the department from a reactive group to a proactive, respected and trusted resource and was a mentor and positive force to all who were fortunate enough to work with her.”
What is Tracy Owen’s history with Paramount?
Tracy Elizabeth Owen received her bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in 2001 and her law degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. She worked as an associate at Latham & Watkins from 2005 to 2008, Hodel Briggs Winter from 2008 to 2010, and Mitchell Silberberg & Krupp from 2010 to 2013. She joined Paramount in 2013 as a senior attorney in employee relations legal services and was elevated to vice president of industrial relations in October 2016 and senior vice president in October 2022. Her husband, Elliott, and their six cats are among her survivors, as are her parents and brother. On a currently undetermined date, a private service will be performed on the Paramount lot.