Dan Pittman has been promoted to senior vice-president of media at Fox Searchlight, effective immediately.

Pittman will report to executive vice-presidents of marketing Stephanie Allen and Michelle Hooper and oversees all aspects of media research, planning and buying for all theatrical marketing campaigns.

Pittman began his tenure at Fox Searchlight in May 2004 as a media manager and was promoted to media director in May 2006 and then vice-president of media in October 2007.

In this time he has worked on the marketing campaigns for such films as Napoleon Dynamite, Sideways, Little Miss Sunshine, Juno, Slumdog Millionaire and The Wrestler.

His upcoming campaigns include Whip It, Amelia, and Fantastic Mr Fox.