Prodigy Public Relations has promoted senior publicists Jason Kasperski and Jenny Bloom to VP of corporate communications and VP of film publicity, respectively.
Kasperski and Bloom will continue to work closely with Prodigy’s president/CEO Erik Bright, who co-founded Prodigy PR in 2009 with former distribution/publicity executive Alex Klenert, who serves as the company’s COO.
“Jenny and Jason have grown into exceptional media strategists so this is a natural step and most-deserved,” said Bright. “I am excited to have them join the executive ranks during this growth period, and look forward to working with them as we continue to focus on providing our corporate and film clients with the highest level of service.”
Kasperski, a PR veteran with over a decade of experience, has been with the company since 2012 and currently services corporate accounts that include Gersh, Dean Devlin‘s Electric Entertainment, XYZ Films, Das Films, Nancy Cartwright’s Spotted Cow, Freestyle Digital Media and STRIVR Labs. Prior to joining Prodigy, he was a literary publicist with Hilsinger Mendelson West whose author clients included Larry King, Anne Geddes, Stephen J. Cannell, Paul Schaffer and Erin Brockovich.
Bloom, who came to Prodigy in 2013 after co-founding the Stanley Film Festival in Colorado, has overseen many festival and theatrical film campaigns for the company including “99 Homes,” “Rolling Papers,” “Under the Shadow,” “Last Days in the Desert,” “The Invitation,” “Shelter,” “Alex of Venice” and “Be Here Now (The Andy Whitfield Story),” among other titles.
Bloom has also handled the festival PR for the San Diego Film Festival, and prior to that, she held positions at numerous film-related entities including Film Independent’s Los Angeles Film Festival, the Palm Springs International Film Festival and the Denver Film Festival. Bloom also sat on the Board of Directors for the Denver Film Society and co-founded the Reel Social Club’s Indie Voice Award to recognize emerging talent, with last year’s recipient being Benjamin Dickinson from Amazon Studios’ upcoming release “Creative Control.”
Kasperski and Bloom’s promotions come as Prodigy prepares for the SXSW Film Festival, where the company will be representing five titles including “And Punching the Clown” starring Henry Phillips, Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro, J.K. Simmons and Mike Judge; “American Fable” starring Kip Pardue; “Long Nights Short Mornings” starring Shiloh Fernandez; the midnight entry “Johnny Frank Garret’s Last Word” from director Simon Rumley; and “Artist & Repertoire,” a documentary about music impresario James Lavelle.