CULVER CITY, Calif., July 31, 2014 - Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) announced today that Michael Pavlic, Executive Vice President of Creative Advertising, has been promoted to President, Worldwide Creative Advertising. Pavlic will take over the position previously held by Tommy Gargotta, who is stepping aside. Reporting to Dwight Caines, President of Domestic Theatrical Marketing for Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, Pavlic will lead the domestic and international creative advertising team in launching all motion pictures released by Columbia and Sony Pictures Animation worldwide.
"Mike is a talented and passionate creative executive whose instincts are as strong as his commitment to great work," said Caines. "I am thrilled that he will be mentoring and leading the team as we rebuild for the future."
Since rejoining SPE in 2009, Pavlic has worked on the campaigns of many of the studio's recent hit films, including 22 Jump Street, American Hustle, Zero Dark Thirty, Grown Ups 2, Moneyball, Zombieland and Julie & Julia. Previously, he worked at Big Picture Entertainment as an editor and producer. Earlier, he worked at SPE from 2003-2005 as Manager of Creative Advertising.
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