Jeffrey Sakson Named Senior Vice President, National Publicity for Universal Pictures

Mar 28, 2000, 00:00 ET from Universal Pictures

    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Pictures has
 promoted Jeffrey Sakson to senior vice president, national publicity, it was
 announced today by Terry Curtin, executive vice president, national publicity
 for Universal Pictures.
     Mr. Sakson, who previously served as vice president of national publicity,
 will supervise the day-to-day operations of Universal's bi-coastal publicity
 staff.
     In making the announcement, Ms. Curtin said, "Since the time I first came
 to Universal, Jeff has been a tremendous resource to me, and his friendship
 and support were invaluable in making me feel welcome and a part of the team.
 Jeff has excellent relationships with our filmmakers and the media, and I am
 pleased to see him rewarded for all his hard work and dedication to the
 company over the years."
     Mr. Sakson has 16 years of experience with Universal Pictures.  Most
 recently he has served as vice president, national publicity, a title he has
 held since March 1997.  Prior to that he served as executive director,
 publicity since January 1996, helping to orchestrate the campaigns on such
 films as: "Dragonheart"; "Casino"; "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything Julie
 Newmar"; "The River Wild"; "In the Name of the Father"; "Dragon: The Bruce Lee
 Story"; "How To Make An American Quilt" and the re-release of Alfred
 Hitchcock's "Vertigo."
     Mr. Sakson first joined Universal in 1984 as a staff assistant in the New
 York office, moving to Universal City as a senior publicist in 1989.  He was
 named manager of production publicity in 1991 before being named director,
 publicity in 1994.
 
     Universal Pictures is a part of Universal Studios
 (www.universalstudios.com), a unit of The Seagram Company Ltd. (NYSE:   VO), a
 global entertainment and beverage company.
 
     CONTACT:  Terry Curtin of Universal Pictures, 818-777-1842
 
 

SOURCE Universal Pictures
    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Pictures has
 promoted Jeffrey Sakson to senior vice president, national publicity, it was
 announced today by Terry Curtin, executive vice president, national publicity
 for Universal Pictures.
     Mr. Sakson, who previously served as vice president of national publicity,
 will supervise the day-to-day operations of Universal's bi-coastal publicity
 staff.
     In making the announcement, Ms. Curtin said, "Since the time I first came
 to Universal, Jeff has been a tremendous resource to me, and his friendship
 and support were invaluable in making me feel welcome and a part of the team.
 Jeff has excellent relationships with our filmmakers and the media, and I am
 pleased to see him rewarded for all his hard work and dedication to the
 company over the years."
     Mr. Sakson has 16 years of experience with Universal Pictures.  Most
 recently he has served as vice president, national publicity, a title he has
 held since March 1997.  Prior to that he served as executive director,
 publicity since January 1996, helping to orchestrate the campaigns on such
 films as: "Dragonheart"; "Casino"; "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything Julie
 Newmar"; "The River Wild"; "In the Name of the Father"; "Dragon: The Bruce Lee
 Story"; "How To Make An American Quilt" and the re-release of Alfred
 Hitchcock's "Vertigo."
     Mr. Sakson first joined Universal in 1984 as a staff assistant in the New
 York office, moving to Universal City as a senior publicist in 1989.  He was
 named manager of production publicity in 1991 before being named director,
 publicity in 1994.
 
     Universal Pictures is a part of Universal Studios
 (www.universalstudios.com), a unit of The Seagram Company Ltd. (NYSE:   VO), a
 global entertainment and beverage company.
 
     CONTACT:  Terry Curtin of Universal Pictures, 818-777-1842
 
 SOURCE  Universal Pictures