New Academy CEO Dawn Hudson, as she changes this hide-bound institution, has let go of many people with much institutional memory--including Unger. Hudson is also adding more bodies to the communications department. One-time New Line exec Christina Kounelias, the Academy's Chief Marketing Officer, brought in Madatian as Managing Director, Communications:
Madatian 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 will start July 30 after finishing up the "Safety Not Guaranteed" campaign for FilmDistrict.