The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences announced on Tuesday (19) that Madatian has been appointed to the new role of managing director of communications, effective Jul 30.

Madatian will report to chief marketing officer Christina Kounelias and will oversee the Academy’s publicity and corporate communications campaigns, including the Oscars, outreach for year-round programming, education, preservation and other key initiatives.

She is currently working on Safety Not Guaranteed for FilmDistrict and previously served as svp of publicity, promotions and field marketing for Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Group. Prior to Disney she served eight years as svp of publicity and promotions at Paramount.

“Jasmine is a smart, innovative and highly-regarded communications strategist with strong relationships throughout the film and media industry,” Kounelias said. “Her understanding of our mission and enthusiasm for the Academy is what really sets her apart and makes her such a great fit for this position.”

“I’m excited to join the energetic team at the Academy,” said Madatian. “I look forward to sharing its dynamic year-round story – from the Oscars to its public programmes to its incredible educational and preservation efforts.”