New Line and Warner Bros. have promoted spokesperson Candice McDonough to SVP of publicity and corporate communications, reporting to New Line chief Toby Emmercich and Warner Bros.’ Sue Fleishman.
McDonough has been at New Line since 2001 and in 2011 she began adding responsibilities at Warner Bros. to her purview. She will continue to oversee all communications for New Line while taking on more responsibility on the Warner Bros. side of the business. McDonough has been helping to publicize Warner Bros. movies and handling press inquiries about the studio for some time, and this promotion formalizes her expanded role at the company.
“Candice has great instincts, great contacts and really gets the film business,” Emmerich said in a statement. “She is a valued member of the New Line family and we’ll continue to look to her to help us navigate the ever-changing entertainment media.”
New Line, a Warner Bros. subsidiary, had a particularly strong year in 2013, producing “The Conjuring,” “We’re the Millers” and the second installment in “The Hobbit” franchise. In the past it has produced hit comedies “Wedding Crashers,” “Elf” and “Horrible Bosses.” Though he runs New Line, Emmerich is a crucial part of the Warner Bros. leadership, as demonstrated by his role in the new leadership structure at the film studio announced after the departure of Jeff Robinov.
Emmerich also oversees Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, the division of the studio that produces stage plays, and McDonough will provide communications support for that business now as well. New Line is relocating to the Warner Bros. lot, filling the offices vacated by Legendary Entertainment.