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Universal SVP Global Communications Jenny Tartikoff to Exit

Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG) SVP of Global Communications Jenny Tartikoff will depart the studio on the finish of the 12 months to pursue different management alternatives within the media and leisure area.

Tartikoff was appointed to the function in 2016 and was liable for govt communications, managing filmmaker relationships, disaster communications, occasions and govt communications, and guiding day-to-day studio technique. She performed an integral function within the integration of Dreamworks Animation following the 2016 acquisitions and in harnessing the studios’ popularity within the DEI (range, fairness and inclusion) area with the launch of GTDI and different culture-driven initiatives. She first reported to Teri Everett after which Cindy Gardner, EVP of Global Communications for UFEG.

Previously, Tartikoff labored on the New York-based strategic communications firm Rubenstein, the place her shoppers included Paramount Pictures, HBO, the New York Post and Sony Corporation of America. Before becoming a member of Rubenstein in 2010, she spent greater than six years working for NBC News Communications, serving as a spokesperson for “Meet the Press,” “Dateline,” “Tom Brokaw Reports,” Peacock Productions and Prime Time information specials.

Tartikoff started her profession as a press supervisor at CBS News, overseeing communications for “The Early Show” with Bryant Gumbel. Tartikoff obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan in Psychology.

Other high-level executives have left their positions in Hollywood throughout the pandemic: Blair Rich, Warner Bros.’ highly effective head of worldwide advertising and marketing, introduced her departure earlier this month after 23 years on the studio; IFC Films Co-President Lisa Schwartz introduced final week she was exiting at 12 months’s finish after a equally prolonged tenure; Libby Geist and Connor Schell, two of ESPN’s most senior documentary programming executives, are leaving, with Schell planning to launch his personal manufacturing firm; AMC Networks President Sarah Barnett exited in July, after an 11-year run; and on Monday, Walt Disney Television CFO and President of Business Operations Ravi Ajuha left to “seek a new adventure.”

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