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Paramount Pictures Names Nancy Bannister Director of East Coast Publicity

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Nancy Bannister has been named director, East Coast publicity, for the Motion Picture Group of Paramount Pictures, it was announced by Louise Kaufman, vice president, East Coast publicity. Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Viacom Inc.

Ms. Bannister will help formulate and oversee the Motion Picture Group's print and broadcast publicity strategies for the East Coast. Among her duties, she will maintain day-to-day contact with national and local media while managing the activities of the New York publicists and the daily operations of the company's publicity office. She reports to Ms. Kaufman.

"Nancy is an exceptionally talented and innovative executive with a great track record," Ms. Kaufman said. "Her broad public relations experience in film, television, personal representation and corporate affairs will be invaluable to us. We are very fortunate to have Nancy as a member of our publicity team."

Ms. Bannister comes to Paramount from October Films, where she had been vice president of publicity since last November. She joined October Films in November 1994 as director of publicity and during her years there oversaw the campaigns for the Academy Award(R)-nominated films "Breaking the Waves" and "Secrets & Lies," as well as for "Lost Highway" and many other motion pictures.

Before joining October Films, Ms. Bannister was an account executive at Dennis Davidson Associates Public Relations in New York City for four years. Her responsibilities included managing publicity campaigns for feature and television films, personalities and entertainment companies. She began her career at Ogilvy & Mather in New York, where she worked in corporate public affairs.

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