Fox Entertainment has hired People and Entertainment Weekly veteran Lisa Simpson as SVP of talent relations.
Simpson, who most recently oversaw special projects at People, InStyle and EW, will oversee the network’s talent relations team and provide strategic, personalized support to all of the company’s talent and their representatives. She will report to Jean Guerin, Fox Entertainment’s EVP of publicity and corporate communications.
Simpson will be responsible for managing the integration of talent across all Fox Entertainment’s initiatives — marketing and publicity campaigns, awards strategies, cross-network programming — as well as providing corporate support for the talent’s personal endeavors, from charitable events to individual interests and pursuits.
At People and EW, Simpson oversaw annual event strategy, industry partnerships and strategic brand initiatives within the Hollywood creative community. She also created and managed celebrity tentpole events, including red carpet and award show galas, issue celebrations and festivals; and for Entertainment Weekly, specifically, she created the magazine’s Comic-Con footprint, with parties, panels and a photo studio, among other initiatives.
Prior to that, she served as senior talent executive and a core launch team member for “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” She is not related to Homer and Marge, however.
“We are committed to the creative community, and to building a meaningful home for them,” Guerin said in a statement. “Lisa’s knowledge of — and experience in — this business makes her the perfect person to help us convey those messages.”