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Sony Pictures Ups Jean, Hires Gartland

12 Mar, 2008 By: Billy Gil

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has promoted Lisa Jean to executive director, marketing, reporting to Suzanne White, VP, marketing. The company also has hired Brian Gartland as director of retail merchandising, reporting to Noam Meppen, VP, retail promotions and merchandising.

Jean will continue overseeing major family and special interest releases, but her role will expand to include heading Sony Pictures' faith content initiative, including developing marketing materials for Christian book stores, community outreach efforts and reviewing project acquisitions. She has been with the company since 2005.

Gartland's duties will include managing the company's U.S. retail merchandising team, setting department strategy, overseeing in-store merchandising efforts and expanding the company's presence for non-traditional retailers. Gartland previously served in a marketing role at Skechers USA.

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