IDT drawing on Jones

'Yankee' first project for new exec VP of marketing

As it gears up to release a slate of CG-animated pics, IDT Entertainment has tapped Amorette Jones as exec VP of marketing.

Her first major project will be toon “Yankee Irving,” which IDT will release through a partnership with Fox this summer. IDT has several other toons in the works, as well as a variety of TV and homevideo projects.

Jones will work in New Jersey-based IDT’s Los Angeles office and report to feature films and television prexy Neil Braun.

Jones was exec VP of worldwide marketing at Artisan Pictures from 1998 until its acquisition by Lionsgate in 2003. She has also worked for MGM/UA, in the record biz and as a marketing consultant.

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