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Premier promotes Smith to MD Filmed Entertainment

September 11, 2023

Premier has announced the promotion of Angela Smith to the new role of Managing Director Filmed Entertainment and to the Company’s Executive Board.

Following the successful fusion of Premier’s film, television, digital and awards teams last year to create Filmed Entertainment Division they are now bringing this core component of Premier under the leadership of a single focused business leader so that the agency can continue to deliver world class publicity services for filmed entertainment regardless of the method of distribution.

Jonathan Rutter, one of the founders of Premier, continues to provide the benefit of his long experience to wider relationship building across filmed entertainment and to other areas of the Company’s activities.

Smith will continue with her stewardship of Premier’s awards campaigning.

Executive Chairman, John Reiss, commented: “Formalising the leadership of our Filmed Entertainment team clarifies our integrated offering to our clients at a time when global investment in content has reached unprecedented levels.  I am delighted to promote Angela to this exciting new role where I know her wide industry knowledge, strategic thinking and well proven business drive will bring new vigour to our long-standing offering whilst pleased that we have Jonathan Rutter’s ongoing counsel”.

Rutter added: “Angela and I have worked on and off together for 30 years.  Her industry knowledge, managerial and strategic skills are already a major asset to the company and I feel confident that this new role, and the further integration of awards and publicity, will allow the division to continue to flourish”.

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