Candelaria, Pinto named exec directors for national publicity

Paramount Pictures has promoted Dora Candelaria and Charlie Pinto to executive directors in the national publicity department.

Candelaria, a former Disney exec, most recently worked on the PR campaigns for “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “I Love You Man.” She is currently helping to steer the national media efforts for “The Lovely Bones,” which bows next month.

Pinto, who joined the studio from Fox Searclight, contributed to the PR efforts for the summer tentpoles “Star Trek” and “GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra.” She is working on the national campaign for the February release “Shutter Island.”

Candelaria and Pinto, who most recently served as a national publicity directors for Par, are based in Los Angeles.

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