(August 15, 2005 - Burbank, CA) – Michelle Jackino has been named Senior Vice President, Creative Advertising, Warner Bros. Pictures. The announcement was made today by Dawn Taubin, President, Domestic Marketing, Warner Bros. Pictures. In her new post, Jackino joins Massey Rafani and Jim Fredrick in developing the advertising materials for the Studio’s slate of motion pictures. She joins Warner Bros. Pictures from her previous position as Executive Vice President, Audio Visual at The Cimarron Group, where she shepherded the development of audio-visual materials for such campaigns as "American Beauty," "Gladiator," "Training Day," "The Road to Perdition," "Mystic River," "Freaky Friday" and "Million Dollar Baby." She has also won numerous Key Art Awards and a Golden Trailer Award in the last two years for her work on these and other projects. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Michelle to Warner Bros. Pictures,” said Taubin. “We’ve been aware of her outstanding work and her excellent reputation for a long time, and she will be tremendous asset to us in developing and supervising the creation of our advertising materials.” Jackino attended Syracuse University while beginning her career in the on-air promotions department at the USA Network. Upon graduating magna cum laude, she moved to the West Coast and began what came to be a six-and-a-half-year tenure with The Walt Disney Studios. She rose to the post of Creative Executive, contributing both to the marketing and development of Disney's network TV series "The Wonderful World of Disney." Switching to the agency side by 1992, Jackino became Senior Producer at New Wave Entertainment and was later named Vice President, Creative Director. There,she contributed as a writer, producer and behind-the-scenes director on projects including "Phenomenon," "The Mask Of Zorro," "Living Out Loud," "Romy" and "Michelle's High School Reunion," "The Joy Luck Club," "The Little Mermaid," "Mulan" and "The Lion King." In addition, her film/broadcast efforts have been honored by such organizations as PROMAX/BDA, The International Monitor Committee and The New York Film Festival.
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