Influential publicity firmPMK/HBH has announced that James Dickinson will head its new London office.Dickinson had been Director of International Publicity at MiramaxInternational, a post he departs today.

Dickinson will start his newjob as VP, Group Account Director at PMK/HBH's London office on October 3. Hewill be charged with establishing the London office as well developinginternational publicity opportunities for the clients of PMK/HBH and parentcompany Momentum Worldwide.

The London office, to be located on St. John Square inClerkenwell, will offer personal, film, and corporate publicity. This is thecompany's first international expansion, adding to its established offices inWest Hollywood and New York City.

Dickinson will report toPMK/HBH CEO Pat Kingsley, who is based in Los Angeles, and Momentum UK CEO JohnArmstrong.

"As the internationalbox-office has expanded, it has become increasingly important for PMK/HBH tohave a physical presence on the European scene to support our clients and theirfilms. We are extremely fortunate in having JamesDickinson, a six yearMiramax veteran, head up our office," Kingsley said.

Dickinson had been atMiramax since April 1999 and previously worked at London-based publicity agencyCorbett & Keene.

PMK/HBH, part of InterpublicGroup, is the PR powerhouse that represents A-list clients such as GwynethPaltrow, Martin Scorsese, Robert Redford, Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Jodie Foster,and Meryl Streep. Its film campaigns have included A Beautiful Mind, The Lordof the Rings, and Cold Mountain; corporate clients include AOL, Reebok, LouisVuitton, and Motorola. PMK/HBH also organises events such as the Screen ActorsGuild Awards and Vanity Fair's Oscar party.

"I'm really lookingforward to the challenge of promoting all our clients - be they people, filmsor brands - with all the same verve, creativity and skill that has typified theway we have worked at Miramax," Dickinson said. "This is a greatopportunity for PMK/HBH and Momentum to offer clients a fully integratedinternational publicity, marketing and promotions service."