Annapurna Names Sony Veteran David Kaminow as President of Marketing

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The move signals that the company founded by Megan Ellison is expanding its efforts.

In a sign of expansion, Annapurna Pictures has named Sony marketing veteran David Kaminow as its first-ever president of marketing.

Kaminow will report to Annapurna founder Megan Ellison and will oversee all global marketing and publicity for the company and its projects. Up next for Annapurna is director Richard Linklater’s That’s What I’m Talking About, which will be released in theaters later this year by Paramount.

"I'm thrilled to begin working with Megan and the whole team at Annapurna," Kaminow said. "I can't wait to bring their fantastic and diverse slate of films to a global audience."

Kaminow was most recently president of worldwide strategic marketing and research at Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he oversaw all worldwide theatrical market research for the studio and played a key role in establishing a worldwide marketing platform for all divisions of the studio.

During his tenure at Sony he also worked on film brand management and franchise evaluation, developing marketing strategy on such films as Spider-Man, the James Bond films, 21 Jump Street and its sequel, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, American Hustle, Zero Dark Thirty, Moneyball, The Social Network, Julie & Julia, 2012, The Pursuit of Happyness, Superbad, Pineapple Express, Hancock, Hitch and all Sony Pictures Animation titles.

Before Sony, Kaminow was senior vice president, marketing and research at Miramax Films, where he was an integral part of the marketing campaigns for such films as The English Patient, Shakespeare in Love, Good Will Hunting, The Cider House Rules, Chocolat and Life Is Beautiful. He got his start at Miramax as director of market research.

Kaminow graduated from George Washington University with a BA in Communication Studies.

Annapurna has become one of the first stops for top-tier directors making adult dramas. The company's recent films include Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty and Spike Jonze's Her. Annapurna's upcoming slate includes David O. Russell’s Joy and The Bad Batch, starring Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves.

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