NEW YORK — Fine Line Features, the specialized film unit of New Line Cinema, has hired freelance publicist Nina Baron as director of East Coast publicity. Baron will work out of Fine Line’s New York headquarters and will report to Fine Line VP of publicity Marian Koltai-Levine.
Baron has been working for Fine Line on a freelance basis for the last year, publicizing such releases as Scott Hicks’ “Shine,” the 25th anniversary reissue of John Waters’ cult classic “Pink Flamingos” and “Love! Valour! Compassion!” starring Jason Alexander.
Commenting on the hire, Koltai-Levine said, “Nina has become an important part of the Fine Line publicity team. Her dedication and effectiveness over the last year have been an undeniable factor in our overall success.”
Baron has spent more than 20 years as a freelance publicist in Gotham, where she has worked with studios such as Universal, MGM/UA, Warner Bros., Walt Disney Pictures and Orion Pictures, as well as the public relations firm PMK and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Fine Line’s slate for the remainder of 1997 includes “For Roseanna” (formerly known as “Roseanna’s Grave”) starring Mercedes Ruehl and Jean Reno, “Head Above Water” starring Cameron Diaz and Harvey Keitel, Harmony Korine’s directorial debut “Gummo,” Alan Rickman’s “The Winter Guest” starring Emma Thompson and Phyllida Law, Woody Allen’s “Deconstructing Harry” and Cannes Grand Jury Prize Winner “The Sweet Hereafter,” the latest film by Atom Egoyan.