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Patrick Starr
EVP, Creative Advertising
Universal Pictures

LOS ANGELES, USA // Responsible for Marketing Strategy and Creative Advertising, Patrick has spent the past 20 years creating campaigns that engage audiences with artistic, commercial and innovative materials.

As EVP Creative Advertising for Universal Pictures, Patrick has overseen numerous film campaigns that attained record-breaking box office successes, including JURASSIC WORLD, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, TED and PITCH PERFECT. In addition, he is responsible for the creative strategy behind all of DreamWorks animation films.

Prior to Universal, Patrick worked at Fox Searchlight Pictures, where he created award-winning Marketing campaigns for films such as BLACK SWAN, SLUMDOG MILIONAIRE, JUNO and LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. These movies were the first ones at Fox Searchlight to cross $100MM at the Box Office, a groundbreaking accomplishment for the Indie studio.

Before moving into feature films, Patrick created some of HBO’s most iconic campaigns, including ones for THE SOPRANOS, SIX FEET UNDER, THE WIRE, and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. He won numerous awards for his work on these Original Series, as well as for his work on HBO Films, HBO Sports and HBO Stand-up Comedy specials.

Patrick currently lives in Los Angeles, with his wife and three kids, and he volunteers time to help diverse creative talent find their way in the Entertainment Marketing Industry.