Starz Elevates Theano Apostolou To Executive Vice President, Communications
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 4, 2013
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Theano Apostolou was
promoted today to Executive Vice President, Communications for Starz. Based
in Los Angeles, Apostolou is responsible for the network's overall
communications strategies, programming publicity and external affairs. She
will remain as the chief press officer and spokesperson for the company. The
announcement was made by Chris Albrecht, Chief Executive Officer for Starz, to
whom Apostolou will report.
"Theano has played an integral role in accelerating the Starz brand as we
solidify ourselves as an independent, publicly traded, global entertainment
company," said Albrecht. "I am thrilled to announce this well-deserved
promotion, as Theano's strategic communications expertise and her passionate
commitment to our success will continue to guide our senior management team at
Starz to an unprecedented future."
In her role, Apostolou will have direct oversight of the development and
execution of all programming and media relations initiatives for Starz. In
addition to overseeing program publicity, talent relations, special events,
and awards campaigns, Apostolou will continue to spearhead all press outreach
and relations that pertain to corporate and industry issues.
Prior to joining Starz in 2011 as Senior Vice President of Corporate
Communications and Program Publicity, Apostolou served as Senior Vice
President of Publicity, Talent Relations and Promotional Events for AMC, where
she stood as the network's chief communications strategist and oversaw
consumer communications for AMC original series, movie franchises, awards
campaigns and industry events.
During her career at AMC Networks, Apostolou served in various executive
roles. In addition to AMC, she oversaw public relations at both the WE tv and
Fuse networks. The innovative and ground-breaking publicity initiatives
implemented by Apostolou during her tenure played a central role in shaping
original series such as "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," and "The Walking Dead" into
the cultural phenomenon they are today. She also spearheaded the award
campaigns for AMC's original series, resulting in 23 Emmys®, four Golden
Globes® and multiple other award recognition. Apostolou contributed to AMC's
tremendous ratings growth and successful transformation into a destination for
Apostolou holds a bachelor's degree in business from the American University
in Athens, Greece and also studied art history at Rutgers College.
Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and
entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription
video programming on domestic U.S. pay television channels (Starz Networks),
global content distribution (Starz Distribution) and animated television and
movie production (Starz Animation), www.starz.com.
Starz Networks is a leading provider of premium subscription video programming
through the flagship STARZ^® and ENCORE^® pay TV networks which showcase
premium original programming and movies to U.S. multichannel video
distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and
telecommunications companies. As of December 31, 2012, STARZ and ENCORE serve
a combined 56 million subscribers, including 21 million at STARZ, and 35
million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels
in the U.S. STARZ^® and ENCORE^®, along with Starz Networks' third network
MOVIEPLEX^®, air over 1,000 movies monthly across 17 linear networks,
complemented by On Demand and authenticated online offerings through STARZ
PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY. Starz Distribution develops, produces
and acquires entertainment content, distributing it to consumers globally on
DVD, digital formats and traditional television.Starz Distribution's home
video, digital media and worldwide distribution business units distribute
original programming content produced by Starz, as well as entertainment
content for itself and third parties. Starz Animation produces animated TV
and movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide.
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