Relativity EuropaCorp Distribution has appointed Tommy Gargotta as president of theatrical marketing, the studio announced Thursday.
Gargotta will oversee marketing for the distribution company which supports EuropaCorp’s film releases in the U.S. and Relativity’s slate. Gargotta will report to Relativity president Tucker Tooley
and EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert, who jointly made the announcement.
Gargotta joins Relativity EuropaCorp Distribution following 13 years at Sony Pictures Entertainment, most recently serving as president of worldwide creative advertising. At Sony, Gargotta oversaw and conceived marketing campaigns for films and franchises such as “S.W.A.T.,” “50 First Dates,” “The Da Vinci Code,” “Click,” “Vantage Point,” “Michael Jackson’s This Is It,” “Salt,” “Bad Teacher,” “The Other Guys,” “21 and 22 Jump Street,” “Grown Ups,” “Hotel Transylvania,” “American Hustle” and “The Amazing Spider Man 1 & 2.”
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In addition, he created advertising materials for Sony’s lucrative James Bond franchise including “Casino Royale,” “Quantum of Solace” and “Skyfall,” which grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide.
Prior to joining Sony, Gargotta worked on the ad agency side of the business. He served as VP and creative director at Intralink Film Graphic Design, and as head editor/producer at Trailer Park.
“Tommy, one of the most creative executives in our industry, is the perfect person to oversee marketing for our distribution company and connect our slates with audiences in an increasingly fragmented marketplace,” said Lambert.
“Tommy brings a remarkable track record to his new role and his creative instincts and marketing acumen are the best in the business. We are excited to have him join the company as we continue to bring world class talent to Relativity EuropaCorp distribution,” said Tooley.
“Relativity and EuropaCorp are forward thinking studios that bring diverse and well-rounded slates to a wide range of audiences. This is a very exciting time to be joining the company. I look forward to working closely with Tucker, Christophe and their teams on marketing their respective films,” added Gargotta.
Relativity’s upcoming films include the hit Sundance comedy “The Bronze” (July 10), “Masterminds” (Aug. 7) starring Zach Galifianakis
, Owen Wilson
and Jason Sudeikis, “Kidnap” (Oct. 9) starring Halle Berry and “Autobahn” (Oct. 30) starring Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins
and Ben Kingsley.
EuropaCorp’s upcoming films include “The Transporter Refueled” (June 19), “Shut-In” (Feb. 19, 2016) starring Naomi Watts, “The Lake” (July 15, 2016) starring Sullivan Stapleton and JK Simmons and “Nine Lives” starring Kevin Spacey.