Moving Pics reels in Milla


NEW YORK -- Maitland Primrose Group has named Jay Milla senior vp and publisher of its Moving Pictures magazine.

Milla will be based out of the company's Los Angeles office, working alongside editor in chief Elliot Kotek on the quarterly film publication. Part of his duties will be hiring a new sales team for the 17-year-old magazine.

The executive previously worked at Filmmaker Magazine, overseeing all of its operations, including print, Web, marketing, circulation and distribution. He also served as director of development at Venivici Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based independent film and TV production company.

Milla's experience includes advertising, event and management positions with The Hollywood Reporter and Premiere magazine. He began his career in business development at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising.

"Jay's expertise in entertainment publishing will truly help distinguish Moving Pictures as the premier film lifestyle publication," MPG president Margaret Tritch said.

Moving Pictures recently partnered with Corbis and AOL to provide original coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival for its Web site and AOL's online network.