Miramax taps Polwrek

NEW YORK — Miramax Films has hired John Polwrek for the newly created job of senior vice president, worldwide promotions.

Polwrek will be based in Miramax’s Los Angeles office and will report to Mark Gill, Miramax president of marketing. He will be responsible for overseeing national promotions, product placement and corporate sponsorship.

“John has tremendous experience and credentials, so he’s a most welcome addition to this department,” said Gill. “We’re looking to him to dramatically step up our presence and profile in the world of product placement and national promotion.”

Prior to joining Miramax, Polwrek spent 13 years at Universal Pictures, rising from field representative to VP of national promotions. He worked on the promotions for such films as “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” “Jurassic Park,” “Dante’s Peak,” “Apollo 13,” “Casper,” “The Flintstones” and the “Back to the Future” series.

Before Universal, Polwrek was director of promotions and publicity at Redstone Management, the theater circuit now known as National Amusements.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety