Revolution taps 'Ali' consultant to head worldwide comms

LOS ANGELES: Revolution Studios has hired Suzanne Fritz to replace Mae Joyce as head of worldwide publicity. Fritz most recently served as a consultant to the Sony film Ali during the past awards season. Before that, she worked at production companies Electric Entertainment and Centropolis Entertainment, founded by director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin, the team behind The Patriot and Independence Day.

LOS ANGELES: Revolution Studios has hired Suzanne Fritz to replace Mae Joyce as head of worldwide publicity. Fritz most recently served as a consultant to the Sony film Ali during the past awards season. Before that, she worked at production companies Electric Entertainment and Centropolis Entertainment, founded by director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin, the team behind The Patriot and Independence Day.

Before that, Fritz was executive director of national publicity for MGM.

Fritz will report to head of marketing Terry Curtin, who joined Revolution only a few months ago. Fritz and Curtin formerly worked together at MGM. The new position also continues Fritz's relationship with Sony, Revolution's distribution partner.

"Suzanne has a remarkable, all-encompassing background, which gives her the perfect foundation for this position,

said Curtin. "I am so thrilled to be working with her again."

The studio has a number of high-profile films debuting in the next few months, including the much-anticipated XXX from the director of the sleeper hit The Fast and the Furious. Fritz will also have Jennifer Lopez's The Chambermaid on her slate later this year, and horror flick Tooth Fairy.

"I'm excited to join Revolution Studios at what is still a seminal phase of the company's history. It's such a vibrant, mold-breaking company, which welcomes innovation and creative energy,

said Fritz.

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