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Veteran Corporate Publicist Eric Becker Leaving Starz

16 Dec, 2017 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Eric Becker

After nearly 19 years, longtime publicist Eric Becker is departing multichannel pay-TV distributor Starz at the end the year.

In an email, Becker said his SVP position in corporate communications was being absorbed as part of ongoing integration with Lionsgate — which purchased Starz for $4.4 billion in 2016.

Becker, who was promoted to the SVP position in 2015, was responsible for all corporate communications for the company in addition to overseeing international distribution press activities with Lionsgate and global investments including Starz Play Arabia. Prior to the sale to Lionsgate, he also oversaw media relations for the Starz Worldwide Distribution and Starz Digital divisions and other Starz assets.

Becker’s job crafting and implementing PR strategy throughout the Starz brand apparently a corporate merger casualty.

“My time at Starz enabled me to grow professionally and enriched me with a lifetime of rewarding work relationships and true friendships,” Becker said. “I am looking forward to the next chapter of my career.”

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