20th Century Fox Television has promoted communications executives Shari Rosenblum and Chris Kaspers to senior vice president and vice president of publicity respectively, the studio announced Tuesday.
Rosenblum joined 20th TV in 2005, and has been responsible for dozens of publicity campaigns for drama, comedy and animated series including hits like “Homeland,” “Modern Family,” both iterations of “Arrested Development,” and newer series including “Fresh Off the Boat,” “Speechless,” and the upcoming “LA to Vegas.” Her awards campaigns have earned Golden Globe, SAG and Emmy award wins. During her tenure with the studio, she has also been nominated four times for the Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Award, winning the honor in 2013 for her work on “Homeland.”
Prior to that, she held PR positions across other business units of 20th Century Fox, first with Fox Consumer Products, followed by a five year stint at Fox Home Entertainment where she managed public relations for the emergent TV DVD business as well as theatrical releases. She started her career in literary public relations, and currently sits on the board of Phase One Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting innovative Phase 1 cancer clinical research and treatment programs. She lives in Santa Monica with her husband, daughter and cocker spaniel, Stella Bean.
Kaspers, who received the 2017 Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Television Award for his campaign on NBC’s breakout hit “This Is Us,” has been with the studio since 2012. In addition to running point on that Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated series, he has been the studio’s primary publicity executive on shows including “Bob’s Burgers,” “Bones,” “Ghosted,” “The Last Man on Earth,” and many more. In addition, Kaspers leads a team of executives from multiple divisions of 21st Century Fox on the studio’s annual presence at San Diego Comic-Con and WonderCon.
Prior to joining the studio, Kaspers developed international marketing and publicity campaigns at Disney/ABC Television Group for series including “Desperate Housewives,” “Dirty Sexy Money,” and “Ghost Whisperer.” He began his career at MGM Studios. He graduated from Pepperdine University with a B.S. in International Business. He resides in Santa Monica.
“Shari is a talented publicity executive who has run point on the campaigns of some of the studio’s most memorable shows, from ‘Homeland’ to Modern Family,” said Chris Alexander, 20th TV’s executive vice president of corporate communications and publicity. “She’s valued by showrunners, talent and press alike, and I’m happy she’ll be taking on more, particularly in the awards space, as part of this increased role. Chris has become an integral member of the team, from running the studio’s San Diego Comic-Con effort to handling our high profile series ‘This is Us.’ It’s no accident he won the Weinberg award for his work on that show; he’s a spectacular publicist who never lets you see him sweat.”
(Pictured: Chris Kaspers, left; Shari Rosenblum, right)