It’s a whole new world for veteran film publicist Jasmine Madatian.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has chosen her for the new role of managing director of communications, overseeing not just the annual Oscar presentation but the group’s year-round preservation, education and historical programs.
Madatian will report to the Academy’s chief marketing officer, Christina Kounelias, starting July 30. “Jasmine is a smart, innovative and highly regarded communications strategist with strong relationships throughout the film and media industry,” Kounelias said in Tuesday’s announcement. “Her understanding of our mission and enthusiasm for the Academy is what really sets her apart and makes her such a great fit for this position.” READ FULL STORY »