Starz Taps Lauren Townsend As EVP Communications

Starz has named former Sony Pictures TV publicity executive Lauren Townsend as EVP Communications. She replaces Theano Apostolou, who has served in the position for Starz since 2013. Apostolou announced in December that she was leaving the premium cabler but would stay on until a successor was named.
Based in the company’s Los Angeles office, Townsend will have direct oversight of all media relations initiatives for Starz, including corporate communications…

Starz has named former Sony Pictures TV publicity executive Lauren Townsend as EVP Communications. She replaces Theano Apostolou, who has served in the position for Starz since 2013. Apostolou announced in December that she was leaving the premium cabler but would stay on until a successor was named. Based in the company's Los Angeles office, Townsend will have direct oversight of all media relations initiatives for Starz, including corporate communications…

Starz Head of PR Theano Apostolou to Step Down After 7 Years With Network

Starz head of Communications Theano Apostolou is leaving the company after seven years with the premium pay-TV channel. She’ll continue to consult there until a replacement is found.

“Theano has played an integral role in making Starz a global entertainment company,” Starz president Chris Albrecht said. “Her creativity and passionate commitment to our success was a driving force in our evolution. Everyone at Starz thanks her and wishes her the best in this next step of her life.”

“It’s been one of the most rewarding times in my career to work for Chris Albrecht and with the team at Starz,” Apostolou said. “I have immense pride in what we’ve accomplished at a time when our industry is changing at an unprecedented pace and take great satisfaction that we’ve built a valuable, meaningful brand. I am grateful to Chris for the loyalty, support and encouragement he’s always shown me.”

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During Apostolou’s tenure, Starz spun off from Liberty Media in 2013. Last December, the “Outlander” home was sold to Lionsgate for $4.4 billion.

Apostolou joined Starz in 2011 as senior vice president of Communications and was promoted to executive vice president of the department in 2013. Prior to that, Apostolou was SVP of Publicity, Talent Relations and Promotional Events for AMC.

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Starz head of Communications Theano Apostolou is leaving the company after seven years with the premium pay-TV channel. She’ll continue to consult there until a replacement is found.

“Theano has played an integral role in making Starz a global entertainment company,” Starz president Chris Albrecht said. “Her creativity and passionate commitment to our success was a driving force in our evolution. Everyone at Starz thanks her and wishes her the best in this next step of her life.”

“It’s been one of the most rewarding times in my career to work for Chris Albrecht and with the team at Starz,” Apostolou said. “I have immense pride in what we’ve accomplished at a time when our industry is changing at an unprecedented pace and take great satisfaction that we’ve built a valuable, meaningful brand. I am grateful to Chris for the loyalty, support and encouragement he’s always shown me.”

During Apostolou’s tenure, Starz spun off from Liberty Media in 2013. Last December, the “Outlander” home was sold to Lionsgate for $4.4 billion.

Apostolou joined Starz in 2011 as senior vice president of Communications and was promoted to executive vice president of the department in 2013. Prior to that, Apostolou was SVP of Publicity, Talent Relations and Promotional Events for AMC.

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Theano Apostolou is stepping down from her role as executive vice president of communications for Starz. She leaves the premium service after seven years as its top communications executive. “Theano has played an integral role in making Starz a global entertainment company,” Starz president and CEO Chris Albrecht said. “Her creativity and passionate commitment to […]

Theano Apostolou is stepping down from her role as executive vice president of communications for Starz. She leaves the premium service after seven years as its top communications executive. “Theano has played an integral role in making Starz a global entertainment company,” Starz president and CEO Chris Albrecht said. “Her creativity and passionate commitment to […]

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EXCLUSIVE: After seven years guiding Starz‘s communications ship, Theano Apostolou is leaving the premium cabler, I’ve learned. The EVP made the official announcement to her staff today at Starz’s Beverly Hills HQ.
A big part of Starz’s rise to the nation’s second most subscribed premium cabler, Apostolou will stay on until a successor is determined at the Chris Albrecht-run outlet. That means, with a new round of awards season looming, Starz likely will still have ex-AMC

EXCLUSIVE: After seven years guiding Starz's communications ship, Theano Apostolou is leaving the premium cabler, I've learned. The EVP made the official announcement to her staff today at Starz's Beverly Hills HQ. A big part of Starz's rise to the nation’s second most subscribed premium cabler, Apostolou will stay on until a successor is determined at the Chris Albrecht-run outlet. That means, with a new round of awards season looming, Starz likely will still have ex-AMC