USC cinema school names associate dean

Stephanie Kluft was exec vp of Sydney Kimmel Ent.

Longtime publicity executive Stephanie Kluft has been named Associate Dean of Communications at USC's School of Cinematic Arts.

Kluft, who will report directly to SCA Dean Elizabeth Daley when she steps into the new job on Oct. 5, will oversee the school's publicity and marketing.

She most recently served as exec vp of Sydney Kimmel Entertainment.

Before that, she was senior vp, publicity at Universal, looking after national publicity campaigns.

"We are thrilled that Stephanie is joining our team. Her vast experience and relationships within the entertainment industry will be invaluable to the entire school, as well as to our alumni," Daley said