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Maxine Leonard

Maxine Leonard is an entertainment marketing and publicity executive specializing in corporate publicity and theatrical filmed entertainment.

Before launching her own marketing and publicity agency in 2011, Maxine spent five years handling the marketing and publicity for Academy Award winning production company GK Films and its affiliate company Parlay Films. She oversaw all corporate publicity which included both film and television divisions as well as the newly formed theatrical distribution company, Film District.

Maxine developed and oversaw the international launches of numerous film and television titles including Nicolas Cage starrers Next and Bangkok Dangerous, three time Academy Award nominated The Young Victoria (Emily Blunt), Edge of Darkness (Mel Gibson), London Boulevard (Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley) and The Tourist starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp as well as and GK-tv's Camelot.

She also oversaw in production publicity and marketing for GK's The Rum Diary (Johnny Depp) and Martin Scorsese's Hugo.

Prior to working at GK, Maxine was the Executive Vice President, Marketing and Publicity for Myriad Pictures where she spearheaded the corporate publicity strategy and oversaw the marketing and publicity for their slate of feature films. These included the Academy Award nominated Kinsey (Liam Neeson), The Good Girl (Jennifer Aniston), festival favorites Trauma (Colin Firth), People I Know (Al Pacino), Little Fish (Cate Blanchett) and 10 Items or Less (Morgan Freeman).

Maxine launched her entertainment career working for international publicity and marketing agency, Denmead Marketing. She oversaw the corporate PR strategy for a number of clients that included Initial Entertainment Group (now GK Films), Myriad Pictures, Lionsgate International, Senator International, Mandate, The Cannes Market, Rysher Entertainment, Arenas Entertainment among many others. She also had numerous overseas clients including Helkon Media, CLT-UFA, Intertainment, Shochiku, CJ Entertainment and Filmax International.

During her tenure at Denmead, Maxine also handled the international publicity campaigns for a number of feature films that included Steven Soderberg's Academy Award winning Traffic, Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York, the Richard Gere starrer Dr T and The Women, Peter Berg's Very Bad Things, Hard Eight (starring Gwyneth Paltrow), Stanley Tucci's Big Night, Charlize Theron's first American film 2 days in the Valley.

Maxine is a former board member of BAFTA Los Angeles, holds both US and European passports and has a BA (Hons) in Law from Nottingham University, England.






Meilin Eastburg

Meilin joined MLPR as Director of Publicity, from the sunny shores of Sydney, Australia. For 6 years she managed National Publicity, Promotions and Events for Universal Pictures Australia. While overseeing a talented team of PR and Partnership professionals, Meilin personally managed many PR campaigns, publicity tours and/or premiere events for films including Les Misérables (Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe), The Water Diviner (Russell Crowe's directorial debut), Snow White and the Huntsman (Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth), Johnny English Reborn (Rowan Atkinson, Rosamund Pike), P.J. Hogan's Mental (Toni Collette, Anthony LaPaglia), American Pie Reunion and many more. Meilin was also the Asia Pacific regional lead for NBCUniversal's global initiative to drive cross-business marketing support between all operating sister companies (Universal Pictures, Networks, Home Entertainment, Theme Parks, CNBC and TVD).

Prior to Universal, Meilin was National Promotions Manager for Paramount Pictures for 3 years managing 3rd party, media and exhibition partnerships for the studio as well as DreamWorks Animation and Marvel properties including Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs Aliens, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and Star Trek (2009).

Meilin started her career in film after working for 20th Century Fox in London in 2001. She returned to Australia and worked for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment where she forged a career path in product marketing and promotions for 3 1/2 years before moving over to Paramount.

An Australian with a touch of Brit, Meilin has come to the US with a thirst for new experiences - plus a Post Graduate Certificate in Communications from the University of Technology, Sydney.






Nuria Botella

Nuria joined MLPR after four years at Myriad Pictures, where she held the position of Director of Marketing and Publicity and oversaw the global campaigns for their film slate. In her role at Myriad, she was responsible for the festival strategy and supported the international sales team efforts at the key film markets including Cannes, EFM, TIFF, and AFM. Prior to this Nuria worked with the Publicity and Promotions team for Allied Global Marketing in the multicultural Allied Contigo division.

At MLPR, Nuria handles corporate publicity campaigns for a number of key clients such as Arclight Films, Highland Film Group, and MSR Media. She also handles worldwide marketing & publicity campaigns for film titles including Brandon Cronenberg's Sci-Fi Thriller Possessor starring Andrea Riseborough and Christopher Abbott which premiered at Sundance 2020 and the upcoming documentary film Fries! The Movie featuring Chrissy Teigen and Malcolm Gladwell.

Nuria is a native of Spain where she worked at Sony Computer Entertainment and the consumer goods company, Tulson Tolf, as the Head of Marketing before moving to sunny Los Angeles to focus her PR and Marketing career in entertainment.

Nuria holds a double international Bachelors in Business Administration with Marketing from both Lancaster University (UK) and ICADE School of Business and Economics (Spain). She also graduated with Honors in Business and Management of Entertainment from UCLA Extension - where she received the Laurel Hummel Scholarship, the highest honor granted to exceptional international students.






Charlotte Hallam

Charlotte joined Maxine Leonard PR in 2016, after beginning her career as a publicist in the financial services industry in her native Australia. Since joining MLPR, she has worked successfully across both the corporate client and international film release publicity teams.

Her clients include See-Saw Films, STXinternational and Protagonist Pictures. On the film side, current and upcoming titles include Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World, I Feel Pretty starring Amy Schumer, Pet Berg's Mile 22 starring Mark Wahlberg and The Happytime Murders starring Melissa McCarthy.

Charlotte holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business majoring in Public Relations from the Queensland University of Technology, for which she was awarded Dean's List honors.






Mallory Meystedt

Mallory moved from Dallas, Texas to LA to pursue a career in film PR after starting out managing social media for the Dallas International Film Festival.

Since joining Maxine Leonard PR in 2016, she has worked on international marketing & publicity campaigns for high profile theatrical films releases, including press set visits, junkets, international talent tours, festival launches and red carpet premieres as well as championing the corporate PR needs of multiple film sales companies such as Arclight Films, Capstone Pictures, Radiant Films International, Covert Media, and Capacitor Studios.

Mallory's film campaigns include Voltage's After We Collided starring Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Josephine Langford, and Dylan Sprouse; Dave Franco's directorial debut The Rental starring Dan Stevens, Alison Brie, Sheila Vand, and Jeremy Allen White; STX's My Spy starring Dave Bautista; Lionsgate's Bombshell starring Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie, and Nicole Kidman; Long Shot starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen; Papillon starring Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek; First Reformed starring Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried; The Foreigner starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan; and Ophelia starring Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts.

Mallory is a graduate of the University of North Texas, Denton with a B.A. in Radio, Television & Film and a minor in Marketing.






Alexandra Smith

Alexandra joined Maxine Leonard PR in 2019 and has become an invaluable member of the team, working on theatrical film campaigns and with corporate clients such as Lionsgate, Arclight Films, Highland Film Group, MSR Media, and STXinternational. Her recent projects include Dave Franco's The Rental starring Alison Brie, Dan Stevens, Sheila Vand, and Jeremy Allen White, Brandon Cronenberg's Sci-Fi Thriller Possessor with Andrea Riseborough and Christopher Abbott, My Spy directed by Peter Segal starring Dave Bautista, Jay Roach's Bombshell starring Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman, and John Lithgow, and the upcoming Spiral starring Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Max Minghella, and Marisol Nichols. Alexandra has also coordinated clients and films through festivals such as Sundance, EFM, Cannes, Locarno, HKFilmart, Venice, TIFF, and AFM.

Before joining the company, Alexandra assisted in the publicity and development departments for Roadshow Films in Melbourne, Australia. She has worked as a PA on set while in Australia and has also enjoyed several internships at a number of leading entertainment companies including Warner Bros. Pictures in Burbank, Premiere Comms. in London, and Village Roadshow Pictures in Beverly Hills. Alexandra graduated from the California State University, Northridge with a B.A. in Screenwriting.





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