Searchlight finds publicity VP

Holloway leaves Lionsgate for new post

Melissa Holloway is ankling Lionsgate to join Fox Searchlight as a veep for national publicity. Exec joins current veep Angela Johnson, with the duo splitting PR campaigns for the division’s slate.

Before her five-year stint at Lionsgate — where she worked on pics including “Crash,” “Monster’s Ball,” “Fahrenheit 9/11” and “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” — Holloway was a senior publicist with the Angellotti Co. and an Academy campaigner for Miramax, where she worked on “Shakespeare in Love” and “Life Is Beautiful.”

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