Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners has brought on Dan Berger as executive vice president and head of communications, according to a report on Variety. Berger was executive vice president, head of corporate communications at 20th Century Fox before the studio became part of Disney earlier this year.
While at Fox, Berger spearheaded campaigns for films including “The Shape of Water,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “The Greatest Showman” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Berger was previously head of corporate comms at DreamWorks and has also served as vp, corporate communications at News Corp.
He succeeds Marvin Levy, who has worked with Spielberg since 1977, handling campaigns for “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” the “Back to the Future” franchise, “Jurassic Park” and “Saving Private Ryan,” among others. Levy, who was the first publicist to receive an honorary Oscar, will become a senior advisor at Amblin.
Berger will oversee Amblin’s corporate communications, marketing and publicity effort, in addition to serving as Spielberg’s chief spokesperson.