UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Amy Thomases has been
promoted to Vice President, East Coast publicity, for Universal Pictures, it
was announced today by Michael Moses, Executive Vice President, national
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Ms. Thomases, who previously served as director, East Coast publicity for
Universal, now heads the department's New York office, where she will oversee
all publicity activity for Universal's feature films and supervise the New
York publicity staff. She will report to Mr. Moses.
"Amy has proven herself capable of turning around miracles in New York,"
stated Mr. Moses. "Her enthusiasm, intelligence, tenacity and character
combine to make her an unstoppable force in the tough, competitive world of
New York publicity. We are certain that Amy is perfectly suited for taking on
more responsibility and giving our New York office steady and capable
leadership, and we are truly happy to recognize her contributions with this
Ms. Thomases is a ten-year veteran of Universal Publicity, first joining
the company in 1993 as an assistant. Since that time, she has worked her way
up in the department in incremental steps, from junior publicist to her most
recent position as director, where she has been responsible for broadcast
publicity in all New York-based outlets. Over this time, she has worked on
such notable campaigns as "Seabiscuit," "Bruce Almighty," "8 Mile," "The Fast
and the Furious," "A Beautiful Mind," "Meet the Parents," "The Grinch," "Erin
Brockovich," "The Hurricane," "American Pie," "Jurassic Park," "Apollo 13,"
"Babe" and "Schindler's List." She will serve as a key strategist and oversee
the execution of Universal's upcoming campaigns on the East Coast for such
titles as "The Rundown," "Intolerable Cruelty," "Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the
Hat," "Love Actually," "Peter Pan" and "Van Helsing."
Ms. Thomases graduated with cum laude honors and a Bachelor of Arts degree
in 1993 from the State University of New York at Albany.
Universal Pictures is a division of Vivendi UNIVERSAL Entertainment (VUE)
( www.universalstudios.com ), the U.S.-based film, television and recreation
entity of Vivendi Universal, a global media and communications company.
SOURCE Universal Pictures