Kops cops Lion exec VP stripes

Publicity topper to continue o'seeing MGM, UA pix

MGM has upped Eric Kops to executive veep of worldwide publicity.

Under the new title, Kops will continue to oversee publicity efforts for all films released under the MGM and United Artists banners.

He also oversees the publicity staffs for both studios, including Andrew Bernstein, Kristin Borella and Debra Nathin-Solomons, who work on MGM’s pics, and Mary Ann Hult, who handles United Artists’ releases.

Kops has served as senior veep of worldwide publicity for MGM Distribution since 2002.

“Eric and his team have created several memorable publicity campaigns and consistently find new ways to publicize our films,” said Peter Adee, prexy of worldwide marketing, to whom Kops reports.

While at MGM, Kops has helped create publicity campaigns for such films as “Die Another Day,” “Legally Blonde” and “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde,” “The World is Not Enough,” “The Thomas Crown Affair,” “Barbershop” and “Ghost World.”

Kops had previously worked for the Lion as western regional field manager of publicity before leaving to work in the same post in the marketing department at Columbia/Tristar.

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