Michelle Hooper has joined Fox Searchlight as senior vice president ofnational publicity.

The former vice president of entertainment publicity at Fox Broadcastingbegins her new post on May 31 and will report to Searchlight chief operatingofficer Nancy Utley.

At Fox Broadcasting Hooper oversaw national publicity campaigns for suchpowerhouse shows as American Idol, Prison Break, 24 and House.

Prior to that she served as director of entertainment communications atCBS Entertainment, where she played a key role in launching Survivor.

'I can't wait to get to work with the most creative marketing teamin feature films,' Hooper said.

'We are very fortunate to have Michelle joining our team,'Utley said. 'Her vision and ability to think outside the box is unrivaled.'