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After 11 years as vp national publicity at Warner Bros., David Mortimer has joined ID-PR as vp in Los Angeles. The film team is led in New York by Sarah Serien.
Mortimer oversaw Warners’ campaigns for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 & 2, Beautiful Creatures, Dolphin Tale, Sex and the City 2, New Year’s Eve, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Crazy, Stupid, Love and The Blind Side, a surprise Oscar nominee for best picture (and best actress winner for Sandra Bullock). Mortimer also worked on Zack Snyder’s 300 and Watchmen, Get Smart, Scooby Doo, Insomnia, Happy Feet and Michael Clayton.
“I’ve worked with David for many years, and his professionalism and expertise will fit in beautifully with our company culture,” ID founder and CEO Kelly Bush said. “We pride ourselves on taking a very creative approach to film campaigns, and David will help us build on this success.”
Added Mortimer: “I am thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to join ID. The film publicity community is very close-knit, and I’ve long admired ID’s approach. I had an amazing run at Warner Bros., and I’m very proud of our work and the relationships I’ve built there. I look forward to continuing these friendships in this new role.”
Previously, Mortimer was director of publicity at New Line Cinema, working on such films as Magnolia, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Bamboozled and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and a publicist at Bumble Ward & Associates, where he worked on Boogie Nights, The Apostle, Gattaca and Jackie Brown.
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