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Longtime Warner Bros. publicity exec Juli Goodwin is set to retire after 18 years with the studio.
Goodwin worked on the campaigns for some of the studio’s biggest releases of the past two decades, including the Matrix trilogy, the Dark Knight trilogy, Inception and Mad Max: Fury Road, as well as the awards campaigns for Argo, Million Dollar Baby and this year’s Dunkirk.
“Warner Bros. Pictures has been privileged to have Juli at the helm of our domestic publicity operation for so many years,” worldwide marketing president Blair Rich said Monday in a statement. “She’s a dynamic and talented executive who has worked on some of the studio’s most successful achievements, and I’ve been fortunate to learn from and work alongside her for many years.”
In her farewell note to staff, Goodwin wrote, “Sometimes the hardest thing to do and the right thing to do are the same thing, I believe that is true today.”
Read Goodwin’s full note to staff, below.
Just a quick note to tell you personally that after nearly 18 years at Warner Bros., I will be leaving the studio.
I have enjoyed such a remarkable career here, and that is due in no small part to the people I have worked with over the years. I cannot thank you enough for all that you have given me, professionally and personally. I want to thank my team who have done the impossible every single day. They are without peer in this industry, and always made me look good. I want to thank Blair for being such a supportive partner in this transition. I am grateful for her friendship and her leadership, and her constant concern for the wellbeing of this team. I couldn’t be prouder of the things we have accomplished together. Sometimes the hardest thing to do and the right thing to do are the same thing, I believe that is true today. This is not easy, but it is the right choice for me and I am forever grateful for all the people that have made that choice possible.
As many of you do, I have held two jobs all these years. One was here and the other was raising my beautiful family. They have been very patient with me, and I think I owe them, and a few of my other passions, a little more attention. They should all probably be a little worried about getting what they wished for! I love you guys dearly. This place will forever be my home and you people will forever be my family. Thank you for everything you have given me.
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