(January 29, 2001 – Burbank, CA) – Debbie Miller has been named Senior Vice President, Publicity, for Warner Bros. Pictures, it was announced today by Dawn Taubin, Executive Vice President, Domestic Marketing, Warner Bros. Pictures. Miller, who joins Warner Bros. Pictures from having served as Vice President, National Publicity at Twentieth Century Fox, will supervise publicity and promotional activities for selected Warner Bros. Pictures releases. Miller, who will be based at the Studio’s Burbank headquarters, reports directly to Taubin and begins February 1. “From ‘Speed’ to ‘There’s Something About Mary’ to ‘Cast Away,’ Debbie has spearheaded some of the most creative and effective publicity campaigns for some of Fox’s most memorable and successful films,” Taubin said. “Her leadership, experience and expertise, combined with her impressive filmmaker relationships, ensure that she will be a valuable asset to the Warner Bros. Pictures marketing team.” Said Miller, “I’ve had an amazing experience at Fox, due in large part to the wonderful people I’ve had the good fortune to work with over the past nine years. Leaving a marketing department that is staffed by extremely talented, creative and supportive people was a very difficult decision. However, the opportunities and challenges that Warner Bros. Pictures has to offer are truly exciting. The studio seems uniquely positioned to maximize their marketing efforts for a fantastic slate of films, and I’m thrilled to be part of their team.” Miller joined Fox in March of 1992 as Director of National Publicity and was promoted to Vice President in 1993. During her tenure at the studio, she was responsible for the strategy and implementation of domestic publicity campaigns for the aforementioned films as well as the Academy Award-nominated epic “The Thin Red Line,” “Fight Club,” “Anastasia,” “True Lies,” “Die Hard with a Vengeance,” “Home Alone 2” and the upcoming Tim Burton film “Planet of the Apes.” Her promotional campaigns for the blockbuster hits “Independence Day” and “There’s Something About Mary” earned consecutive Campaign of the Year awards from the Publicists Guild of America in 1998 and 1999. Prior to her tenure at Fox, Miller served as a Senior Publicist at MGM, where she coordinated publicity campaigns for films including “Thelma and Louise,” “Rush” and “Rocky V.” She began her career at Andrea Jaffe, Inc., where she worked as a publicist for four years with clients such as Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Johnny Depp and Emilio Estevez. During her time with the firm, Miller also worked on the publicity campaigns for many notable films including “Platoon,” “Fatal Attraction,” “Rain Man,” “Wall Street” and “The Accused.” Miller graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara in 1983 with a degree in Communication Studies.
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