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Jennifer Davidson Named Chief Communications Officer of Motion Picture Academy

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The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has promoted Jennifer Davidson to Chief Communications Officer. She will be reporting to Academy CEO Dawn Hudson.

In her new role, Davidson will continue to oversee publicity and corporate communications campaigns, including the Oscars and internal membership communications. She will also oversee the press outreach for the organization’s year-round programming, education, preservation and inclusion efforts. Additionally, Davidson will continue to work in close collaboration with the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures as a strategic advisor on communications policy.

“Jennifer is a strategic, no-nonsense communications executive with exceptional instincts,” said Hudson in a statement. “Her passion for our mission, her knowledge of the media and film community and her years of experience have made her an invaluable part of our senior leadership team and the entire Academy.”

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Davidson’s previous roles include serving as the executive vice president of communications since she joined the Academy leadership in March 2020. Before joining the Academy, Davidson, a veteran publicist, served as executive vice president for Babygrande PR, where she created and implemented strategic positioning and branding objectives for several major companies, such as ITV America and Wheelhouse Entertainment. Davidson also served as vice president of media relations at Sony Pictures Television, where she oversaw the studio’s domestic publicity for primetime and daytime series, pilots and award campaigns. Davidson’s career began at NBC in talent relations and publicity.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, which oversee the Academy Awards, is a global community of artists, filmmakers and executives working in film.

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‘Squid Game’ Will Get a Second Season, Netflix Confirms

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It’s official: “Squid Game,” Netflix’s breakout hit of 2021, will be getting a season 2, co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos affirmed.

On Netflix’s fourth quarter 2021 earnings interview, Sarandos was asked whether there would be a second season of the violent South Korean survival drama, which has scored as the company’s No. 1 most-viewed TV series.

“Absolutely,” Sarandos replied. “The ‘Squid Game’ universe has just begun.”

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Previously, “Squid Game” creator Hwang Dong-hyuk had indicated that it would be returning for a season 2.

“There’s been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season. So I almost feel like you leave us no choice!” Hwang told the AP last fall. “But I will say there will indeed be a second season. It’s in my head right now. I’m in the planning process currently.”

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Tearful Adele Postpones Las Vegas Residency Due to Covid-Related Delays

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Adele has postponed her Las Vegas residency indefinitely due to Covid-related production delays, she said in a tearful Instagram post. “All dates will be rescheduled, more info coming soon,” she wrote. 

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