Dan Pittman upped at Fox Searchlight

Oversees media research, planning and buying for film

Dan Pittman has been promoted from vp, media at Fox Searchlight to senior vp, media.

He reports to executive vps of marketing Stephanie Allen and Michelle Hooper, who announced the promotion Wednesday.

Pittman oversees all aspects of media research, planning and buying for all Searchlight theatrical marketing campaigns.

"Dan's creativity and expertise make him an invaluable asset to Searchlight. He has continually proven himself to be an innovative and forward thinker," Allen and Hooper said.

Pittman joined Searchlight in 2004 as a media manager, was promoted to media director in 2006 and to vp of media in 2007. He has worked on the marketing campaigns for such films as "Napoleon Dynamite," "Sideways," "Little Miss Sunshine," "Once," "Juno," "Slumdog Millionaire," "The Wrestler," "Notorious" and "(500) Days of Summer."