O’Neil lands a Myriad of new tasks

Exec appointed VP marketing, publicity

HOLLYWOOD — Erin O’Neil has been appointed VP of marketing and publicity for production, sales and financing entity Myriad Pictures.

O’Neil will report to Myriad Pictures co-president Kirk D’Amico and Eric Christenson, exec VP of sales and distribution.

Based in L.A., O’Neil will be responsible for international marketing and publicity campaigns for the company’s production and acquisitions slate, including the Al Pacino starrer “People I Know”; Chen Kaige’s first English-language feature, “Killing Me Softly,” with Joseph Fiennes and Heather Graham; “The Good Girl,” starring Jennifer Aniston and Jake Gyllenhaal; and “Van Wilder: Party Liaison,” starring Ryan Reynolds and Tara Reid.

“It is great to have Erin on board,” D’Amico said. “She possesses a strong marketing instinct for the kind of movies we will be producing here.”

O’Neil was VP of worldwide theatrical marketing at Trimark Pictures, where she handled the domestic marketing campaigns for “Eve’s Bayou,” “Kama Sutra,” “Chinese Box,” “Romance” and “Held Up.”

Myriad has also promoted Shelley Crockett to manager of marketing and publicity, reporting to O’Neil. She will be responsible for managing publicity for international film festivals, working with international distribs and collaborating with vendors and outside agencies to promote the company’s slate of films.

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