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Berger named Senior VP of Publicity at Liddell

PR exec recently relocated to Los Angeles

Mickey Liddell’s newly minted LD Entertainment has named PR exec Liz Berger as Senior VP – Publicity.

Berger recently relocated to Los Angeles to cover a maternity leave overseeing publicity for Screen Gems’ “Underworld Awakening” and “The Vow.” She previously served as a senior VP at Miramax Films and The Weinstein Co., overseeing national release campaigns on “Finding Neverland,” “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” “Chocolat,” “The Cider House Rules,” “Dirty Pretty Things,” “Clerks II” and “The Nanny Diaries.”

Berger was also a senior exec for 42West Public Relations and worked on “I’m Still Here,” “The Messenger,” “The Young Victoria,” “Gasland” and “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work.”

She also worked FilmDistrict and oversaw the national publicity campaigns for “Insidious” and “Soul Surfer.” Berger will be based in Los Angeles and report to president David Dinerstein.

The company’s also hired Deanna Brigidi-Stewart as VP of casting.

LD Entertainment’s initial slate includes “Killer Joe,” which will have its US premiere at South by Southwest; the horror film “The Collection”; “Disconnect,” starring Jason Bateman and Alexander Skarsgard; and the thriller “Black Rock,” which was acquired at Sundance.

LD Entertainment plans to distribute four to six titles a year and producing four to six movies a year with budgets of up to $25 million. Recent produced titles include “The Grey” and “Albert Nobbs.”

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