Melissa Holloway (pictured) hasleft Lionsgate to become vice president of national publicity at FoxSearchlight.

She started work on Apr 24and reports to chief operating officer Nancy Utley.

Holloway joined Lionsgate inJanuary 2001 and served as vice president of publicity since 2004, overseeingcampaigns for this year's best picture Oscar winner Crash, Monster's Ball,Amores Perros, Shattered Glass, Secretary, Fahrenheit 9/11, and Saw,among others.

Prior to that she was asenior publicist at The Angellotti Company, where she worked on releasecampaigns, Oscar and HFPA campaigns and coordinated with director and filmmakerclients. Before that she worked in the Academy office at Miramax.

'Fox Searchlight'sreputation, name recognition and diversity of its movies were a huge draw forme to join the company,' Holloway said. 'They have been exceptionalin creating a slate of films that combines strong commercial appeal with greatpotential for critical recognition.'

'Melissa's experienceand enthusiasm for independent film make her an ideal addition to theSearchlight team,' Utley added. 'We are very excited to have heronboard.'