Universal Pictures has announced that Jenny Tartikoff and Angela Emery have joined the studio’s corporate communications department. The studio has also promoted staff member Evan Langweiler to vice president.
Tartikoff will serve as senior VP of global communications and will be responsible for executive communications, managing filmmaker relationships and guiding day-to-day studio strategy. Emery joins as VP of communications for the brand development group and will work closely with Vince Klaseus and his team as they continue to build and position their global organization.
Langweiler will continue to manage box office reporting, and business and trade press relations, as well as liaise with Universal Pictures International.
Tartikoff comes to Universal from Rubenstein, the New York-based strategic communications company, where she was a senior VP. Among her media and entertainment clients were Paramount Pictures, HBO, the New York Post and Sony Corporation of America. She is a senior strategist with more than 15 years of experience managing executive profiles.
Emery previously worked at Mattel, where she was senior director of global brand communications, primarily handling the Hot Wheels and Toy Box brands. Her responsibilities included managing entertainment licensing efforts, generating cross-platform marketing campaigns, and developing strategies for brand extensions and product launches.