Exec joins group as sr. veep

HOLLYWOOD — Veteran media relations exec Paul Nichols has joined the Lippin Group as senior VP.

Nichols will be based in the entertainment/communications PR and marketing firm’s Los Angeles office. Move marks Nichols’ return to the group; he worked at the company from 1989-’96, primarily on corporate and association accounts.

Most recently, Nichols served as VP of media relations for Columbia TriStar Domestic Television (then Columbia TriStar TV Distribution) for 2½ years. He managed corporate communications as well as media and talent relations for the company’s firstrun and off-network TV product, including “Ricki Lake,” “VIP,” “Strong Medicine,” “Seinfeld” and “Mad About You.”

From 1996-’99, he was VP of media relations for All American TV Prods., heading corporate communications and show publicity. He also repped the company and its product at domestic and international TV markets and festivals.

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