Kirkpatrick named exec veepee at Par

Worldwide publicity vet to o'see campaigns for Par features

Paramount Pictures has named Nancy Kirkpatrick exec veepee of worldwide publicity.

Kirkpatrick, currently senior veep of worldwide publicity at Warners, will replace Blaise Noto, a Par vet of nearly 10 years and the company’s exec veepee of worldwide publicity, who will ankle on June 2. (Daily Variety, April 12, 2000).

“Blaise leaves a gaping hole in all of our hearts,” said Arthur Cohen, prexy of worldwide marketing for Par’s motion picture group.

While Noto will be taking the summer off to decompress in Hawaii, sources familiar with the situation said he could land at another studio by late fall.

Kirkpatrick joined Warners in 1982 as an administrative assistant. She worked her way up through the ranks to her current title in 1997, originating and supervising campaigns for pics such as “JFK,” “Twister,” “Pokemon,” “Eyes Wide Shut” and “Space Jam.”

At Paramount, she will orchestrate all publicity campaigns worldwide for Par’s feature films, and will oversee its operations in L.A., Gotham, Canada, and the field. She will report to Cohen.

Kirkpatrick was on vacation and could not be reached for comment.

Cohen called Kirkpatrick “a delight” and “a remarkable publicity executive who brings outstanding relationships and years of experience and accomplishments to Paramount.”

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