Beverly Hills, CA (June 19, 2012) –The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named Jasmine Madatian to the newly created position of Managing Director, Communications, it was announced by Christina Kounelias, Chief Marketing Officer. Madatian will report to Kounelias effective Monday, July 30.
“Jasmine is a smart, innovative and highly-regarded communications strategist with strong relationships throughout the film and media industry,” said Kounelias. “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.”
Madatian will oversee all of the Academy’s publicity and corporate communications campaigns, including the Academy Awards®, as well as outreach for the organization’s year-round programming, education, preservation and other key initiatives.
“I’m excited to join the energetic team at the Academy,” said Madatian. “I look forward to sharing its dynamic year-round story – from the Oscars to its public programs to its incredible educational and preservation efforts.”
Currently working on the “Safety Not Guaranteed” campaign for FilmDistrict, Madatian previously served as senior vice president of publicity, promotions and field marketing for Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Group, where she was responsible for developing strategic branding and publicity campaigns for such Academy Award®-winning movies as “Ratatouille,” “WALL-E” and “Up.” Additionally, she spearheaded the campaigns for “Enchanted,” “The Proposal” and “Alice in Wonderland.” While at The Walt Disney Company she was involved in the studio’s launch of the Disneynature label, D23, and the first-ever 3D presentation at Comic-Con.
Prior to joining The Walt Disney Company, Madatian spent eight years as senior vice president of publicity and promotions at Paramount Pictures, where she supervised release and awards campaigns and played an integral role in corporate communications. The diverse range of films she worked on included “Titanic,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “The Hours,” “War of the Worlds,” “Mission: Impossible II,” “Team America: World Police” and “Jackass: The Movie.”
Before working at Paramount, Madatian held executive positions at Twentieth Century Fox, where she worked on campaigns for “The Last of the Mohicans,” “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Speed.”
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On Tuesday, August 2, 2011 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was announced that Tom Sherak was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organization’s Board of Governors.
This will be his third consecutive one-year term in the office. Sherak is beginning his ninth year as a governor representing the Executives Branch. He had previously also served as treasurer for the Academy.
In addition, Producers Branch governor Hawk Koch was elected first vice president; Executives Branch governor Robert Rehme was elected to one vice president post and Writers Branch governor Phil Robinson was re-elected to the other vice president post; Short Films and Feature Animation Branch governor John Lasseter was elected treasurer; and Actors Branch governor Annette Bening was re-elected secretary.
Sherak, a marketing, distribution and production executive with more than four decades of experience in the motion picture industry, is currently a consultant for Skydance Productions and Relativity Media.
Previously, Sherak was a partner at Revolution Studios where he oversaw the release of more than 30 films including “Black Hawk Down,” “Anger Management,” “Rent,” and “Across the Universe.”
Prior to joining Revolution, Sherak was chairman of Twentieth Century Fox Domestic Film Group and served as senior executive vice president of Fox Filmed Entertainment. Previously, he held various positions at Fox, including senior executive vice president, where he oversaw the distribution and post-production of “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Speed,” and “Independence Day,” among others.
In 1990 Sherak was named executive vice president of Twentieth Century Fox. Prior to that he was president of domestic distribution and marketing for Fox, where he launched such films as “Romancing the Stone,” ” Aliens,” “Wall Street,” “Die Hard” and “Working Girl.” He began his career in the industry at Paramount Pictures in 1970.
Academy board members serve three-year terms, while officers serve one-year terms, with a maximum of four consecutive terms in any one office.
About The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies. For more information visit http://www.oscars.org
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Source: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Communications Department