Starz promotes Apostolou to communications chief

Michelle Clancy | 05-03-2013

The Starz premium network has promoted Theano Apostolou to the role of executive vice president of communications.
Based in Los Angeles, Apostolou is responsible for the network's overall communications strategies, programming publicity and external affairs. She will remain as the chief press officer and spokesperson for the company.
"Theano has played an integral role in accelerating the Starz brand as we solidify ourselves as an independent, publicly traded, global entertainment company," said Chris Albrecht, CEO for Starz. "I am thrilled to announce this well-deserved promotion, as Theano's strategic communications expertise and her passionate commitment to our success will continue to guide our senior management team at Starz to an unprecedented future."
Apostolou will have direct oversight of the development and execution of all programming and media relations initiatives for Starz. In addition to overseeing programme publicity, talent relations, special events and awards campaigns, Apostolou will continue to spearhead all press outreach and relations that pertain to corporate and industry issues.
Prior to joining Starz in 2011 as senior vice president of corporate communications and programme publicity, Apostolou served as senior vice president of publicity, talent relations and promotional events for AMC, where she stood as the network's chief communications strategist and oversaw consumer communications for AMC original series, movie franchises, awards campaigns and industry events.
Apostolou holds a bachelor's degree in business from the American University in Athens, Greece, and also studied art history at Rutgers College.