Centennial, Colo. & New York, NY - Sept. 12, 2013 - NCM Media Networks, the top national cinema network reaching moviegoers on-screen, on-site, online and on the go, has promoted company veteran Amy Jane Finnerty to Vice President of Corporate Communications.
In her new role as the company's senior communications officer, Finnerty will be responsible for all corporate communications and public relations for National CineMedia (NCM) and NCM Media Networks, as well as the expansion of NCM's digital and social media communications programs. She will continue to be based in the New York office.
Finnerty joined the company in 2004 as manager of PR & Communications, handling public relations for its alternative entertainment division that grew to become NCM Fathom Events and launching groundbreaking in-theater programs such as the Emmy® and Peabody award-winning The Met: Live in HD series. She was promoted to director of PR & Communications in 2005, and since then her responsibilities grew to include overseeing public relations for NCM Media Networks' cinema advertising business as well as numerous corporate communications initiatives.
"Amy Jane has been an integral player in many of NCM's company milestones over the past nine years, from the formation of National CineMedia, to our IPO, to our many pioneering cinema ad campaigns," said Cliff Marks, president of sales and marketing with NCM Media Networks. "She is a consummate professional, and will continue to be a true asset to NCM in this new leadership role."
Prior to joining National CineMedia in 2004, Finnerty served at as an account supervisor at Trylon Strategic Media Relations in New York, creating PR campaigns for media, entertainment and technology clients including Scripps Networks' cable channels Home & Garden Television (HGTV) and DIY Network; King Features Syndicate comic strips, characters and licensing programs including Betty Boop, Popeye and Beetle Bailey; The Times Square New Year's Eve Ball-Drop event and worldwide satellite feed 1998-2003 including the Times Square 2000 Millennium event, and the Phillip Glass opera "Monsters Of Grace."
Previously, she worked as a publicist with Katz Media Group, Inc., where she was responsible for both internal and external communications for Katz's radio, broadcast television, cable, and interactive media spot sales divisions.
A graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Theater Arts, she also holds a Certificate of Study in European Mass Media from the University of Manchester/European Institute for the Media (UK).
About National CineMedia (NCM)
National CineMedia (NCM) operates NCM Media Networks, a leading integrated media company reaching U.S. consumers in movie theaters, online and through mobile technology. The NCM Cinema Network and NCM Fathom Events present cinema advertising and events across the nation's largest digital in-theater network, comprised of theaters owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) and other leading regional theater circuits. NCM's theater advertising network covers 183 Designated Market Areas® (49 of the top 50) and includes approximately 19,600 screens (approximately 18,800 digital). During 2012, over 710 million patrons attended movies shown in theaters in which NCM currently has exclusive, cinema advertising agreements in place. The NCM Fathom Events live digital broadcast network ("DBN") is comprised of approximately 750 locations in 173 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). The NCM Interactive Network offers 360-degree integrated marketing opportunities in combination with cinema, encompassing 37 entertainment-related websites, online widgets and mobile applications. National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) owns a 45.1% interest in and is the managing member of National CineMedia LLC. For more information, visit www.ncm.com or www.FathomEvents.com. (NCMI-A)