Elissa Greer Segues to Lead Consultant Role On Good Joe Bell
Terry Curtin, who previously held the top film communications jobs at Disney, Universal and Fox, has joined Solstice Studios as EVP of Communications. She reports to Vincent Bruzzese, Head of Marketing & Strategy, and will oversee all aspects of film publicity and promotion as well as corporate communications for the company.
She replaces Elissa Greer, who has segued to the role of lead communications consultant on the studio’s next release, Good Joe Bell.
“Terry is a world-class executive who is respected across the industry,” Bruzzese said. “We’re fortunate to have her join the company on a full-time basis. Terry and Elissa worked extremely well together and delivered an excellent publicity and promotion campaign for Unhinged, under difficult circumstances: launching the first new movie back in U.S. theaters this summer was no easy task. I look forward to their teaming up to achieve similarly striking results on Good Joe Bell.”
Curtin joins Solstice from her boutique consulting agency, which has been engaged by such prominent clients as DreamWorks Animation, Lionsgate, iHeart Media, Roadside Attractions, Activision Blizzard, Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Fanthropology, and Sean Penn and Ann Lee’s Humanitarian Relief Organization CORE.
A seasoned veteran whose experience crosses a wide range of disciplines, Curtin headed the marketing departments at both Revolution Studios and Relativity Studios and has also held key marketing positions at such major companies as DreamWorks Animation, STX Entertainment, Universal Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Disney, and MGM/UA.
On the agency side, Curtin led two entertainment ad agencies, Intralink and Cimarron, specializing in campaign strategy and branding. In addition to Unhinged, Curtin has contributed to such successful campaigns as: The Fast Times at Ridgemont High Virtual Table Read, Bombshell; How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World; The Boss Baby; Trolls; The Gift; Act of Valor; The Immortals; Safe Haven; A Bug’s Life; Mulan; The Mummy; The Grinch; American Gangster; Monsters vs. Aliens; The Academy award winning A Beautiful Mind; Erin Brockovich; Anger Management; The Fast and The Furious; American Pie; xXx; Home Alone; 13 Going on 30; The Rock; Die Hard 1 & 2; 101 Dalmatians; Ransom; Leaving Las Vegas; Get Shorty; and Goldeneye – among many others.
Additionally, Curtin served as an adjunct professor for the USC School of Cinematic Arts’ Peter Stark Graduate Program, teaching film and television marketing. An active member of AMPAS, Curtin serves on the Executive Committee for the Marketing and Public Relations Branch.
Solstice Studios is an independent movie company based in Los Angeles, founded in October 2018. The studio develops, fully finances, produces, sells internationally and distributes feature films in the U.S. on a wide-release basis. Solstice plans to produce 3-5 movies per year for a global audience—generally in the $20-80M budget range. It also plans to co-finance or acquire another 1-2 films per year for wide U.S. distribution. The company has a partnership with Ingenious Media.
Solstice’s first film, Unhinged, starring Academy Award Winner Russell Crowe was the first new movie back in US theaters in August. The studio also recently acquired Good Joe Bell starring Mark Wahlberg.
The Solstice team has a $5 billion production track record; the company’s senior team includes President & CEO Mark Gill, Head of Production Lisa Ellzey, Co-Production Head Guy Botham, Marketing/Strategy Head Vincent Bruzzese, Acquisitions & International Head Crystal Bourbeau, Head of Physical Production Dana Belcastro, Business & Legal Affairs Head Karen Barna, Chief Financial Officer Shaun Williams and Head of US Distribution Shari Hardison.