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Lionsgate Restructures Its Theatrical PR Department

Lionsgate has restructured the publicity department for its film division, EVP of theatrical publicity Julie Fontaine announced, just three months after taking the lead post for the PR division.

The group is now divided into two teams, each led by a VP. Jennifer Peterson has been brought on to serve as one of those new VPs of national publicity. Peterson was previously with Walt Disney Studios motion picture marketing working on films including Alice In Wonderland and Toy Story 3.

The other VP lead position will be held by Jamie Blois, who was promoted into the role from her position as executive director of national publicity. She’s been with the company since 2003 and has worked on films including The Lincoln Lawyer.

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Roll Call: Lionsgate, The Center for American Progress, Starbucks, and More

Lionsgate promoted its movie 'The Lincoln Lawyer' this week through a partnership with Groupon.

Julie Fontaine has joined Lionsgate as EVP of theatrical publicity, leading the studio’s PR efforts. She was previously the VP of domestic publicity for Disney Studios. According to Deadline Hollywood, Fontaine recently led the media strategy for Tron: Legacy and Gnomeo And Juliet 3D. (Info about the studio’s Groupon partnership for The Lincoln Lawyer here.)

Starbucks has named Jim Godfrey VP of public affairs for the UK and EMEA region, effective April 8. He was previously a principal and director at GallieGodfrey Consultancy, a London-based firm. (via PRWeek)

Break Media, a company that creates and distributes video content, has hired Greg Siegel as SVP of entertainment development, managing partnerships with television and film companies across multiple platforms. Previously, he was a talent agent at Endeavor.

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