UniversalPictures has promoted four key publicity strategists, with Los Angeles-basedAlissa Grayson and New York's Amy Thomases rising from vice president to seniorvice president, and Teresa Johnson and Amanda Scholer in Los Angeles jumpingfrom director to vice president.

Grayson, Johnsonand Scholer will head up the three national publicity departments whileThomases will oversee New York publicity outreach for all Universal films andwill continue to oversee the New York office.

All four willcontinue to report to executive vice president Michael Moses.

'In anindustry showing signs of such unsettling instability, it is extremelygratifying to offer promotions to these executives, each of whom has been aloyal contributor and meaningful component of the Universal family for manyyears,' Moses said.

'I amthrilled that these inspiring leaders will move Universal publicity forwardwith cohesion, rock-solid certainty and a sense of shared history.'