Sony Veteran Marisa Liston to Lead Lionsgate Movie Publicity

Variety | 3/25/2019 | Dave McNary
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Lionsgate has named Sony Pictures veteran executive Marisa Liston to lead all feature film and motion picture group publicity and communications strategy.

Liston, who departed Sony in late 2018 after 17 years, has been assigned the newly created title of head of global earned media and communications. She will oversee domestic and international feature film publicity, Lionsgate feature film, and branded social media strategy, as well as film communications strategy.

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Liston will report to Damon Wolf, president of worldwide marketing for Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group. She will begin work on the Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron romantic comedy “Long Shot,” which won the audience award following its premiere at SXSW. The pic, directed by Jonathan Levine, hits theaters on May 3.

Liston most recently served as executive vice president of domestic publicity at Sony Pictures, where she oversaw a 32-member department with staff in New York, Los Angeles, and Canada. She led campaigns for “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Venom,” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” She also worked on the four most recent James Bond movies. Gloria Rico will fill Liston’s position at Sony.

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