PMK/HBH boosts three vets

Category: Misc./General Career News | Posted by: admin
Article Date: November 30, 2007 | Publication: The Hollywood Reporter | Author: Borys Kit
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Continuing its restructuring among the executive ranks, PMK/HBH Public Relations has promoted company veterans Catherine Olim, Allen Eichhorn and Andy Gelb to executive vps at the firm. Additionally, Melissa Kates, Joy Fehily and Jill Fritzo will assume senior vp titles.

Twenty-six-year company veteran Olim, Kates and Fritzo will oversee day-to-day management of the talent division. Olim will continue to oversee publicity for Nicole Kidman, Glenn Close, Ed Harris and Donald Sutherland, with Kates continuing to manage the business for Katherine Heigl, Shia LaBeouf, Brett Ratner and Calista Flockhart. Fritzo remains the point person for Tommy Lee Jones, Kristin Chenoweth and Vanessa Hudgens.

Eichhorn, who has been in the company's New York office for 26 years and represents such clients as Robert Redford and Kevin Bacon, will take on the mantel of managing the film department with Fehily. Overseeing the film department in Los Angeles, Fehily will continue to rep talent and creators including Gerald Butler, Aaron Sorkin and Joel Silver.

Gelb, who has been with PMK/HBH for 6 years, will continue to oversee the company's event PR department, which manages events such as the Tony Awards, the SAG Awards, the Carousel of Hope Ball and the Vanity Fair Oscar party.

The firm also is managing release campaigns or such films as "Eastern Promises" and "Lars and the Real Girl."

In September, Pat Kingsley stepped down as CEO of the company, which she helped make into one of the biggest firms in entertainment PR. Cindi Berger and Simon Halls became co-CEOs while Nate Schreiber was elevated to president.