Sony Film PR Chief Jean Guerin Departing for Fox Broadcasting

Courtesy of Lisa Berg
Jean Guerin

Tahra Grant, now a vp in corporate communications at Sony Pictures Entertainment, will succeed Guerin.

Sony film PR chief Jean Guerin is departing at the end of October for Fox Broadcasting, where she will serve as executive vp publicity and corporate communications.

In her new gig, Guerin will be the chief media strategist for Fox, overseeing all program publicity campaigns and corporate communications outreach. She will report to Shannon Ryan, chief marketing officer of Fox Television Group.

"Jean is a gifted strategist and one of the most respected communications executives in television and film," Ryan said Monday in a statement. "Her extensive experience, combined with her keen knowledge of the business, makes her the perfect fit for Fox, and we can’t wait for her to join our talented publicity team."

Tahra Grant, now a vp in corporate communications at Sony Pictures Entertainment, will succeed Guerin as senior vp media relations for SPE's Motion Picture Group. Grant will continue to report to SPE communications officer Robert Lawson. (Guerin likewise reported to Lawson.)

Guerin has been with Sony since January 2014, and was in place during the devastating corporate hack that resulted in a leadership upheaval at the studio. Her first boss was Amy Pascal, who was replaced as chairman of SPE's Motion Picture Group by Tom Rothman in February 2014.

"I want to thank Jean for her tireless work and dedication to SPE. She has been a terrific colleague and partner throughout some of the studio’s biggest campaigns and in navigating some of the most complex challenges impacting our industry," Lawson said in an internal note to staff.

The Fox gig marks a return to television for Guerin, who arrived at Sony from NBCUniversal, where she oversaw PR on the cable television side, working with channels Bravo, Syfy, USA and E!

Grant joined Sony in August 2016. Both Grant and Lawson previously worked at Rubenstein communication agency in New York.