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Barry Dale Johnson named VP national publicity

Fox Searchlight has hired Barry Dale Johnson as VP of national publicity.

Johnson, who previously worked at ID Public Relations in Los Angeles, will relocate to New York and report to senior VP Diana Loomis.

Johnson moved from an entertainment journalism background to feature film publicity. He’s served as an awards consultant for Fox Searchlight for several seasons and, while at ID-PR, helped develop and oversee awards campaigns for Searchlight’s “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Juno” and “The Wrestler.”

He also worked on the theatrical and DVD campaigns for Summit’s “Twilight,” “New Moon” and “The Brothers Bloom.”

Johnson will join national publicity managers Judith Woloshen and Kacey Hagler on Searchlight’s New York team on July 23.

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