Miramax steals a NY politico to run corporate PR arm

NEW YORK: Miramax has lured Matthew Hiltzik away from New York’s Democratic Party.

NEW YORK: Miramax has lured Matthew Hiltzik away from New York’s Democratic Party.

NEW YORK: Miramax has lured Matthew Hiltzik away from New York’s

Democratic Party.



Hiltzik, previously the party’s press secretary and deputy executive

director, is joining the movie house today as director of corporate

PR.



The 27-year-old, who had worked on the exploratory committee for Hillary

Clinton’s upcoming Senate campaign, was hired by Miramax co-founder

Harvey Weinstein, an ardent supporter of the Democratic party.



Hiltzik replaces Andrew Stengel, who is shifting across to Miramax’s

acquisitions division. Stengel also boasts a political background,

having worked for New York governor Mario Cuomo.



’After you’ve worked with the political media, you can handle just about

anything,’ Hiltzik said, adding that Stengel’s recommendation had a lot

to do with him getting the job. He will report to president of Miramax

publicity Marcy Granata.



Hiltzik has also worked for Dan Klores Associates and run his own

consulting firm, Viewpoint Strategies.



Among the potential PR problems on his slate: positioning and spinning

the Miramax-owned Talk magazine. The title, which debuted last summer,

has lost much of its initial buzz and has suffered numerous key staff

departures.



Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register
Already registered?
Sign in

Would you like to post a comment?

Please Sign in or register.