Jasmine Madation is joining the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the newly created position of managing director, communications. She will report to chief marketing officer Christina Kounelias, who announced her hiring Tuesday.
Madatian, who is currently working on Film District’s Safety Not Guaranteed campaign, will oversee all of the Academy's publicity and corporate communications campaigns, including the Academy Awards, as well as outreach for the organization's year-round programming, education, preservation and other key initiatives.
She previously served as senior vice president of publicity, promotions and field marketing for the Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Group. Prior to joining Disney, Madatian spent eight years as senior vice president of publicity and promotions at Paramount Pictures, and before that, she held executive positions at Fox.
"Jasmine is a smart, innovative and highly-regarded communications strategist with strong relationships throughout the film and media industry," Kounelias said. "Her understanding of our mission and enthusiasm for the Academy is what really sets her apart and makes her such a great fit for this position."