Former Artisan Entertainmentdirector of corporate communications Dennis Dembia has joined Denmead Marketingas account manager.

Dembia will work withcompany president Nikki Parker and will be based at Denmead's headquarters inHollywood, reporting directly to Parker.

Besides day-to-day publicityand maketing duties, he will work closely with Parker overseeing corporateaccounts and handling international marketing and publicity for a client rosterthat includes Senator International, IEG, Lions Gate, Dream Entertainment,Myriad Pictures and the company's newest account, the Japanese entertainmentgroup Shochiku.

Prior to serving withArtisan, Dembia worked with the NBA's Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons,NASCAR and the Washington DC-based lobbying firm Cassidy & Associates.

"Dennis is a very talentedmanager with a great track record and will contribute significantly in his newrole with Denmead," Parker said in a statement. "We're very excited to have himworking with us as account manager.

"Denmead is an exceptionalcompany with an unmatched reputation for achieving outstanding results in itsmarketing and public relations services," Dembia added.

"I look forward to workingwith Nikki and the Denmead team to build on this success and support Denmead'sgreat stable of clients going forward."