The Motion Picture Academy Promotes Jennifer Davidson to Director of Communications – Deadline


Demonstrating its faith in the successful advertising strategies crafted since joining the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2020 as the pandemic lockdown took hold, the organization said on Thursday it had promoted Jennifer Davidson to Director of Communications. Academy CEO Dawn Hudson, to whom she will continue to report, made the announcement.

Davidson has served as Executive Vice President of Communications since joining the Academy staff in March 2020. In this expanded role, she will continue to oversee publicity and corporate communications campaigns, including the Academy Awards and internal member communications, as well as press outreach for the organization throughout the year. programming, education, preservation and inclusion efforts. Davidson will also continue to work closely with the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures as a strategic advisor on global communications policy.


“Jennifer is a strategic and pragmatic communications manager with exceptional instincts. Her passion for our mission, her knowledge of our media and film community and her years of experience have made her an invaluable part of our leadership team. and the entire Academy,” Hudson said.

Davidson has held a wide variety of public relations jobs previously, most recently before joining the Academy as Executive Vice President of Babygrande PR, creating and implementing strategic positioning and branding goals for companies such as than ITV America and Wheelhouse Entertainment. She also oversaw program publicity, corporate and trade press outreach, and media relations for the various production companies and content creators she represented.

Prior to that, Davidson served as vice president of media relations at Sony Pictures Television, overseeing the studio’s national advertising for primetime and daytime series, pilots, and awards campaign strategy. She began her career at NBC in talent relations and publicity.

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