Miramax looks for new publicity head

NEW YORK: Miramax Films is on the prowl to fill its top PR position

of publicity and corporate communications president.



The vacancy is a result of the departure of Marcy Granata, who said she

was stepping down to spend more time with her young child.



However, speculation is that Granata may join forces with hotelier Ian

Schrager, who has been on a search for an in-house heavy-hitter to

coordinate the work of a roster of PR agencies. Granata was not

available for comment at press time.



Miramax is famed for its huge publicity blitzes. Since being appointed

to her current position in 1999, Granata has spearheaded the promotion

of around 35 films a year for co-chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein. She

joined in 1994.



Janet Hill, SVP publicity, is currently acting head of the

department.



Miramax has also hired Dan Scheffey as SVP publicity. He is a former

producer at Good Morning America and has worked in marketing roles for

Sony and Disney.



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