Starz Ups Eric Becker to SVP of Corporate Communications9 Apr, 2015 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Veteran executive joins Shannon Buck and Colleen Curtis in expanded duties at media company
Starz April 9 announced the promotion of three communications executives, including Eric Becker to SVP of corporate communications. In addition, Shannon Buck was upped to SVP of programming publicity and Colleen Curtis to SVP of consumer and digital publicity.
A 16-year Starz veteran, Becker is responsible for corporate communications for Starz, including its Starz Worldwide Distribution and Starz Digital divisions and other holdings. He is charged with crafting and implementing PR strategy for the publicly-traded Starz corporate entity, its core premium pay-TV business, and the various Starz distribution units with domestic and international media relations and corporate affairs activities.
Based in the company’s Beverly Hills offices, Buck, who joined Starz in 2012, is responsible for the strategic development and execution of publicity campaigns for Starz Original series including “Black Sails,” “Blunt Talk,” “The Missing,” “Ash vs. Evil Dead” and others.
Based in New York, Curtis joined Starz in 2014 as VP of consumer and digital publicity. In her new role, she is responsible for a range of communications and media relations activities tied to the company’s original programming strategy, including developing strategic public relations campaigns targeting consumer and trade media using multiple platforms.