Jasmine Madatian Joins the Academy as Managing Director, Communications

1:07 PM PST 06/19/2012 by Gregg Kilday

A former executive at Disney and Paramount, she will oversee the organization's publicity and corporate communications campaigns.

Jasmine Madatian is joining the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the newly created position of managing director, communications. She will report to chief marketing officer Christina Kounelias, who announced her hiring Tuesday.

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Madatian, who is currently working on FilmDistrict’s Safety Not Guaranteed campaign, 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.

She previously served as senior vp publicity, promotions and field marketing for the Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Group. Prior to joining Disney, Madatian spent eight years as senior vp publicity and promotions at Paramount Pictures, and before that, she held executive positions at Fox.

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"Jasmine is a smart, innovative and highly regarded communications strategist with strong relationships throughout the film and media industry," Kounelias said. "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."

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