PMK-BNC has absorbed the principles and support staff of Prime PR, led by long-time publicists Joy Fehily and Michael Donkis.
The duo will join the mega-agency as Executive Vice Presidents and report to CEO and co-chairman Cindi Berger. They bring a star roster of clients that includes Robert Downey Jr., Seth MacFarlane, Olivia Wilde, Aaron Sorkin and directors Brad Peyton (“San Andreas”), Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“The Lego Movie”) and Marti Noxon (“UnREAL”).
Before launching Prime in 2009, Fehily spent roughly a decade at PMK-BNC and Donkis headed communications at Endeavor (now WME). They will service a new department at the agency to stand alongside talent, film, TV and special events, among others.
Employees moving with the pair include publicists Rachael Reiss, Maria Herrera, Rebecca Taylor, Cassandra Vargas and Caitlin Scott.
“We’re eager to expand upon the strategic thinking and planning that PMK-BNC already provides its clients,” Fehily said in a statement.
“Being able to collaborate with Cindi, Michael [Nyman] and their team, and take advantage of their depth, breadth and reach in a number of industries will allow us to do that and more for our clients and existing PMK-BNC clients,” Donkis added.
“Joy and Michael’s reputation in the industry is unparalleled and they bring with them tremendous thought-leadership and gravitas,” Berger said.
Read the full list of Prime clients joining PMK-BNC:
Seth MacFarlane, Aaron Sorkin, Robert Downey, Jr., Olivia Wilde, Dave Navarro, Anthony McCarten (“The Theory of Everything”), Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (“The People v. O.J. Simpson”), Dustin Lance Black (“Milk”), Lucinda Coxon (“The Danish Girl”), Christopher McQuarrie (“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”), Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (“The Lego Movie,” “21 Jump Street”), Brad Peyton (“San Andreas”), James Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Joel Silver (“The Matrix” trilogy, “Sherlock Holmes” franchise), Graham King (“The Departed”), Carnival Films (“Downton Abbey”), Howard Gordon (“Homeland,” “24,” “Tyrant”), Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (“Gossip Girl,” “The OC”), Marti Noxon (“UnREAL,” “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”), Nahnatchka Khan (“Fresh Off the Boat”), Sarah Treem (“The Affair”), Terence Winter (“Vinyl,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”), producer/author/motivational speaker DeVon Franklin and IMDb.com and its founder Col Needham.