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Universal is building up its corporate communications team with the hiring of Jenny Tartikoff, who joins as senior vp global communications. She will be responsible for executive communications, managing filmmaker relationships and guiding day-to-day studio strategy.
The studio has also hired Angela Emery as vp communications for the brand development group. Emery will work to continue to build and position the global organization. Also, Evan Langweiler, who has been working in corporate communications at the studio for the past six years (most recently as a senior director), has been promoted to vp global communications and will continue to manage box-office reporting and business and trade press relations, as well as liaise with Universal Pictures International.
Tartikoff previously worked at the New York-based strategic communications company Rubenstein, where she collaborated with clients including Paramount Pictures, HBO, the New York Post and Sony Corporation of America. Prior to joining Rubenstein in 2010, she spent more than six years working for NBC News Communications, serving as a spokesperson for Meet the Press, Dateline, Tom Brokaw Reports, Peacock Productions and Prime Time news specials.
Emery most recently worked at Mattel, where she was senior director of global brand communications, primarily handling the Hot Wheels and Toy Box brands. She previously led communications for Disney Interactive Studios and managed global communications efforts for the Fox Interactive unit of 20th Century Fox.
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