Stephanie Allen has been promoted to executive vice president ofcreative advertising and new media at Fox Searchlight.

For the past six years Allen has served as senior vice presidentof creative advertising, where her brief included overseeing online content anddesign for the studio pictures. She reports to chief operating officer NancyUtley.

In 2004 she conceptualised and produced award winning advertisingcampaigns for Sidewaysand I Heart Huckabees,and this year spearheaded the campaign for Thank You For Smoking. Her credits include NapoleonDynamite, Garden State,and In America.

Allen began her career as associate photo editor at Rolling Stonemagazine in New York. She moved on to become director of advertising atTri-Star Pictures before relocating to Los Angeles and joining Searchlight assenior vice president of creative advertising and new media in 2000.