UPDATE: Longtime PMK/HBH publicist Joy Fehily is leaving the flackery after 13 years to start her own PR agency taking clients McG, Seth McFarland, Joel Silver, and other good names. “It’s a bummer but we’re very happy for her,” PMK/HBH CEO Simon Halls told me. “This is exactly what Stephen, Robin, and I did 13 years ago.”
I hear there are layoffs in LA at the two IPG flackeries Weber Shandwick, where sources tell me they have closed the entertainment division and let go the staff, and GolinHarris.
BNC VP publicist Amy Zvi is leaving after 10 years to become a talent manager at Thruline. She already has three clients there — Michael Cera, Jay Baruchel, Jessica Lucas — and has handled the “Just For Laughs” Montreal comedy festival in association with Thruline. I understand that everything is very amicable.
I’m told that laid-off PMK/HBH flack Craig Bankey with his good list of clients has landed at Wolf/Kasteler PR after the first of the year. I feel for the guy going to work for those two bitches…