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Hottensen will work closely with Weisbach

NEW YORK — Judy Hottensen has been tapped as VP and publisher of Miramax Books. She joins the imprint from Grove/Atlantic, where she was most recently VP and director of marketing and publicity.

Her duties at Miramax will include overseeing the marketing and sales plans of all upcoming titles currently under contract, and she will also work closely with the unit’s prexy and CEO, Rob Weisbach, to acquire and publish new titles for Bob and Harvey Weinstein’s new media venture, temporarily named the Weinstein Co.

The Miramax brand will stay with parent Walt Disney Co. in September, when the Weinsteins exit the fold, and Weisbach and Hottensen will follow the brothers to their new venture.

Hottensen has held posts with Random House and Simon & Schuster, among other imprints.

The exec has been involved with such book titles as “Cold Mountain,” “Sex and the City” and “Black Hawk Down.” She has worked with authors including Norman Mailer, P.J. O’Rourke, Jim Harrison and Studs Terkel.

Hottensen begins the new role at Miramax July 13, reporting to Weisbach in Gotham.

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