Breena Camden, former marketing and publicity executive at 20th Century Fox, died of breast cancer on Aug. 6 in Rocklin, California, according to her family. She was 49.
Camden was born in Chicago in 1962 and went to high school and college in California, graduating from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Fine Arts and Communication. She started her career as a journalist in Fullerton, eventually moving to the Orange County Register and later the Los Angeles Times.
She went on to take publicity and marketing jobs at three studios: first at Orion, followed by MGM and then Fox. Over the course of her 15-year stint at Fox, she held five different positions, including Senior Publicist, Senior Vice President, Publicity and Promotion for Fox Searchlight and finally Executive Vice President, Publicity and Field Marketing for 20th Century Fox – Domestic Theatrical Marketing. Camden left Fox in 2007.
"Breena, devoted mother, sister and friend, will always be remembered as a creative, intuitive and independent woman who enjoyed life to the fullest," Camden's family said in a statement. "Breena spread joy, passion, fun and laughter to everyone she knew."
She is survived by her two sons, 12-year-old Rayne and nine-year-old Trinity, as well as her father, Tom Jones, mother Penny Jones, two sisters, a brother-in-law and several nieces and nephews.
Camden's family requested that those wishing to honor her memory make donations to support her sons at the address below.
Rayne and Trinity Camden �... Kimberly Parks (Executor) P.O. Box 52650 Knoxville, TN 37950