Lion takes pride in personnel moves

Borella, Kupsis join pub crew; Cohen, Hore upped

MGM has bolstered its theatrical publicity team with a series of new appointments and promotions.

Joining the Lion’s den is Kristin Borella as veep of national publicity, while Wendy Kupsis has been tapped veep of field publicity and promotions.

In addition, Erica Cohen has been appointed senior publicist of national publicity, and Seanna Hore has been upped to senior publicist for national publicity.

Borella, Kupsis and Hore will be based in MGM’s Santa Monica headquarters, reporting directly to Eric Kops, senior veep of publicity for MGM. Cohen will work out of the studio’s New York office, reporting to veep of publicity Debra Nathin-Solomons.

“I am thrilled to welcome Kristin, Wendy, Erica and Seanna to their new positions with us,” Kops said. “They are amazingly talented individuals, and each is a stellar addition to our team. The past year has brought a great deal of change for us, but it’s been incredibly exciting to see a new department take shape and come together so wonderfully.”

Borella will oversee publicity campaigns for MGM films from production through release. First pics under her helm will be “Bulletproof Monk,” “Good Boy!,” “Molly Gunn,” “Wicker Park” and “Jeepers Creepers 2.” She most recently spent four years at Bumble Ward & Associates as a veep.

Kupsis will oversee field publicity and promotions for all MGM and United Artists films. She joins MGM from Universal Pictures, where she was director of field operations.

Cohen will specialize in national publicity for MGM films. She most recently worked as an account director at Baker Winokur Ryder, repping pics such as “Snatch” and “Resident Evil,” as well as Michelle Rodriguez, Omar Epps and Rebecca Gayheart.

And Hore most recently served as a publicist in MGM’s New York office, where she has worked for the past four years. Hore will specialize in national publicity for MGM films.

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