U names Moses, Kluft as nat’l pub veeps

'U-571,' 'Rocky' upcoming projects

Universal Pictures has tapped Michael Moses and Stephanie Kluft as vice presidents, national publicity.

Moses joins the studio from his post as director of national publicity for Buena Vista Pictures Marketing, while Kluft has been promoted from her position as U director of national publicity.

They will split responsibilities for national publicity campaigns on Universal’s domestic features. Moses will work on “U-571,” “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle,” “Meet the Parents,” “The Caveman’s Valentine” and “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin,” while Kluft will work on “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps,” “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Jurassic Park 3.”

Both will report to Terry Curtin, exec VP of national publicity, and Jeffrey Sakson, senior veep of national publicity.

“Michael has an excellent reputation among the press and his peers for passionately embracing the most challenging of projects and running with them,” Sakson said.

“And in the last three years I’ve worked with Stephanie, there has never been a day where she hasn’t been focused, confident and tireless … and the filmmakers adore her.”

While at Buena Vista, Moses worked on such films as “The Sixth Sense,” “The Insider” and “The Horse Whisperer.” He previously served as a Warner Bros. publicist and began his career at Disney Development Co.

Kluft joined Universal in 1997 after working as director of publicity for the Samuel Goldwyn Co. and an account executive with Clein + White.

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