Focus Features has hired veteran executive Dani Weinstein -- who has worked extensively on the Weinstein Company's awards campaigns -- as executive vice president of publicity.Weinstein will oversee theatrical publicity efforts for the entire Focus Features slate, including all awards campaigns. She will be based in New York and report to Jason Cassidy, Focus Features' president of marketing.“Dani is a consummate professional who has an incredible track record for spearheading breakthrough publicity campaigns for specialty titles,” said Cassidy. “Her breadth...
Bowles is based in the company’s Santa Monica offices, and is part of the senior executive team overseeing Focus. She supervises all corporate public relations initiatives for Focus and works in establishing, building, and maintaining filmmaker and talent relationships.
She has overseen publicity for Academy Award-winning films as Jean-Marc Vallée’s “Dallas Buyers Club,” Joe Wright’s “Anna Karenina” and “Atonement,” Sofia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation,” Michel Gondry’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” Walter Salles’ “The Motorcycle Diaries,” Mike Mills’ “Beginners,” Roman Polanski’s “The Pianist” Fernando Meirelles’ “The Constant Gardener,” Gus Van Sant’s “Milk” and Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain.”
She has also coordinated the campaigns for Edgar Wright’s “Cornetto Trilogy” and the Simon Pegg-Nick Frost comedies “Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz,” and “The World’s End.”
Prior to the formation of Focus, Bowles was Executive Vice President, Publicity & Marketing, at USA Films and oversaw the publicity and awards campaigns for Steven Soderbergh’s “Traffic.” Before USA’s was created, Bowles was Vice President of Field Marketing & Promotions at Gramercy Pictures and worked on Bryan Singer’s “The Usual Suspects,” Sean Penn’s “Dead Man Walking,” Joel and Ethan Coen’s “Fargo,” Leon Gast’s “When We Were Kings” and Shekhar Kapur’s “Elizabeth.”