Fine Line bolsters PR arm

Baron, Stott promoted, Hovee hired

Fine Line Features’ publicity department has promoted Nina Baron and Jennifer Stott, and hired Melinda Hovee.

Baron will assume the title veep of East Coast publicity and promotion; Stott, also based in Gotham, will serve as veep of publicity and promotions. Both report directly to Marian Koltai-Levine, executive veep of marketing for the shingle.

Hovee joins Fine Line as executive director of West Coast publicity and promotions. Based in Los Angeles, she will report to Baron and Stott.

Baron will be responsible for all publicity, promotions and special events in New York. Stott will continue to be responsible for field publicity and promotions and film festivals, and will also oversee publicity materials and national promotions.

Proven vets

Baron and Stott, who have been at Fine Line since 1996, were instrumental in the successful campaigns for “Shine,” “The Sweet Hereafter,” “Deconstructing Harry” and the current “Saving Grace,” which has grossed $6.7 million to date.

Baron has served in an array of publicity jobs in Gotham, working with such studios as Universal, MGM/UA, Warner Bros., Walt Disney Pictures and Orion Pictures.

Stott joined Fine Line after being director of marketing for the non-profit org Women Make Movies. She previously worked as a film marketing executive and journalist in Australia.

Hovee will be responsible for all publicity, promotions and special events in Los Angeles. She was most recently the head of publicity for both coasts at First Look Pictures.

Previously, she ran the West Coast publicity office of October Films, working on such films as “Hilary and Jackie” and “Three Seasons.” She was also director of West Coast publicity for DDA, working on “Breaking the Waves” and “Buffalo 66.” She started her career at The Villines Co.

Upcoming Fine Line releases include Lars von Trier’s “Dancer in the Dark,” starring Bjork and Catherine Deneuve, and David Mamet’s “State and Main.”

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