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Tracy Pollard

SVP, Creative Advertising

Focus Features

LOS ANGELES, USA // Tracy began her career pulling all-nighters as an assistant at powerhouse trailer company, Aspect Ratio, back when getting 3/4” tapes thrown at you was a sign that you were involved in something violent, yet vital. Standing on the shoulders of giants, she ascended to a Creative Director, honing her skills on the blockbusters of the day; MIB, Charlie’s Angeles, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Erin Brockovich, As Good As It Gets and Something’s Gotta Give. Pollard is known for a keen sense of gymnastic thinking combined with taste and tenacity.

She took a sabbatical from the movie business to raise her two daughters, then returned, as a Creative Executive on the studio side, to work on countless award-winning campaigns including It’s Complicated, Despicable Me, Limitless, The Insidious Franchise, Olympus Has Fallen, The Theory of Everything, Nocturnal Animals and The Beguiled. Even though inspiring people to go to the movies feels like a daily suicide mission, she feel fortunate that this is the only thing she knows how to do.