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Warner Bros. UK’s Jayne Trotman steps down

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Exclusive: Veteran publicity director succeeded by Freuds’ Jo Fernihough.

Warner Bros. UK’s group publicity director Jayne Trotman is to step down after 18 years at the company.

She will be succeeded by Freuds’ Jo Fernihough, who is already on board and will hold the post of executive director of publicity.

Trotman is due to remain in the entertainment sector working as an independent consultant once she steps down at the end of the year.

Trotman, a stalwart of more than 400 campaigns, worked on hits including The Matrix, The Dark Knight, The Hobbit and The Hangover films and the complete Harry Potter series.

She oversaw campaigns for BAFTA winners Argo, Gravity and most recently, The Lego Movie.

Josh Berger, president & managing director, Warner Bros. Entertainment UK, Ireland and Spain, said: “Jayne is nothing less than an institution in our company and across UK film PR. During almost two decades of service to Warner Bros., she has gained
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Warner Bros. UK’s Jayne Trotman leaves studio

  • ScreenDaily
Exclusive: Veteran publicity director succeeded by Freuds’ Jo Fernihough.

Warner Bros. UK’s group publicity director Jayne Trotman is to step down after 18 years at the company.

She will be succeeded by Freuds’ Jo Fernihough, who is already on board and will hold the post of executive director of publicity.

Trotman is due to remain in the entertainment sector working as an independent consultant once she steps down at the end of the year.

Trotman, a stalwart of more than 400 campaigns, worked on hits including The Matrix, The Dark Knight, The Hobbit and The Hangover films and the complete Harry Potter series.

She oversaw campaigns for BAFTA winners Argo, Gravity and most recently, The Lego Movie.

Josh Berger, president & managing director, Warner Bros. Entertainment UK, Ireland and Spain, said: “Jayne is nothing less than an institution in our company and across UK film PR. During almost two decades of service to Warner Bros., she has gained
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Dad's Army film cast revealed

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Universal Pictures on board film adaptation of classic British series; cast to include Billy Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones and Toby Jones

The cast of a long-rumoured film based on classic British comedy series Dad’s Army has been revealed.

Toby Jones, best known for roles in The Hunger Games and Harry Potter franchises, will take the leading role of Captain Mainwaring, a stiff-upper-lipped veteran who oversees the Home Guard in a small village toward the end of the Second World War.

His right-hand man, Wilson, will be played by Bill Nighy, known to international audiences for his roles in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Love Actually.

Both were previously rumoured to be attached to the project, an adaptation of a BBC comedy series than ran from 1968-77, but Catherine Zeta Jones is newly attached to the film as journalist Rose Winters.

The all-star British cast will also include Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, Harry Potter
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