Candice McDonough has been named senior vice president of theatrical communications at Warner Bros., Warner Bros. Pictures Chairman Toby Emmerich announced Thursday.
McDonough, who worked with Emmerich at New Line for more than a decade, returns to Warner Bros. after having left in 2015 to serve as EVP of theatrical publicity at Relativity EuropaCorp Distribution.
Shortly after McDonough joined, however, Relativity filed for bankruptcy, at which point McDonough became head of publicity and communications for EuropaCorp U.S.
“Candice is a smart, strategic communications executive who knows the film business inside and out, has excellent instincts, great media relationships and a proven track record,” said Emmerich. “I’ve known and worked with Candice for more than 15 years, so this is a homecoming of sorts. I’m excited to have her back on the team to provide her expertise and counsel as the Pictures Group continues to navigate the constantly evolving entertainment landscape.”
McDonough also previously worked at HBO Films and CAA. McDonough will begin on May 25 and report to Emmerich.
On Wednesday, former Warner Bros. Pictures spokesman Jack Horner was promoted to a new post on the Worldwide Corporate Communications Team.
Horner will now focus on broader communications and strategy and will continue to report to Dee Dee Myers, Warner Bros. EVP Worldwide Corporate Communications, and Paul McGuire SVP Worldwide Corporate Communications.