New Line Cinema Promotes Elissa Greer to Executive Vice President of Publicity and Promotions
New Line Cinema has promoted Elissa Greer to Executive Vice President of Publicity and Promotions, it was announced today by Christina Kounelias, the studio’s Executive Vice President of Marketing.
“Elissa is a smart, creative, and resourceful executive who excels at developing innovative ways to reach targeted audiences,” says Kounelias. “She is always ahead of the curve and understands how to aggressively build interest in a film through a mix of publicity and strategic promotions.”
In her new role, Greer will oversee theatrical publicity for New Line releases including national publicity, field publicity and promotions, special events, photography and EPK departments. She will work with the Los Angeles and New York-based publicity teams to establish long and short term publicity initiatives and strategy, as well as explore editorial branding partnerships for the upcoming slate.
Greer will also continue to manage all specialized marketing and television promotional programming and will serve as the liaison to New Line’s music, national promotions, international and interactive departments to coordinate publicity and promotion opportunities.
A 15-year New Line veteran, Greer has served as Executive Vice President of Publicity and Field Promotions since 2005. During that time she led the Los Angeles publicity and field promotions teams to unprecedented success with campaigns for such films as campaigns for such hit films as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Hairspray, Wedding Crashers, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Rush Hour 3, Elf, The Notebook, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and A History of Violence among others.
Greer began her career at TriStar Pictures in 1984, and served in a variety of publicity and marketing positions at Orion Pictures and 20th Century Fox before joining New Line in 1992.
About New Line Cinema Corporation:
Celebrating its 40th anniversary year, New Line Cinema is the most successful independent film company in the world. Its mission is to produce innovative, popular and profitable entertainment in the best creative environment. In addition to the production, marketing and distribution of theatrical motion pictures, the fully-integrated studio has divisions devoted to home entertainment, television, music, theater, merchandising and an international unit. In 2005, New Line partnered with HBO to form Picturehouse, a new theatrical distribution company to release independent films. A pioneer in franchise filmmaking, New Line’s Oscar-winning The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most successful film franchises in history. New Line is a division of Time Warner, Inc. (TWX).
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