Patrick Harrison, the top New York executive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has partnered with Clare Anne Darragh and Lina Catalfamo Plath of Frank PR to start a new strategic awards division. This division will hone in on campaigns and events surrounding gold trophy season.
“I am excited to join the Frank PR family in partnership with Clare Anne and Lina, two industry professionals I have respected, admired, and worked alongside throughout my career,” Harrison said. “Continuing my love of film and supporting the work of established and upcoming filmmakers are passions of mine.”
Harrison has been at the forefront of the creation of all of the Academy’s East Coast programs. These have included screenings and filmmaker conversations, retrospectives, tributes, educational outreach and the New York celebration of the Oscars. He has also produced the Academy Conversations film series and moderated post-screening conversations.
Harrison serves on the board of directors of Film at Lincoln Center and the Woodstock Film Festival; additionally, he serves in an advisory role at Stockade Works in the Hudson Valley. Prior to joining the Academy, Harrison worked at Miramax.
“Patrick is a talented and highly respected executive whose passion for our industry and exceptional relationships make him the perfect partner to build this division. We have had the privilege to work alongside him throughout our careers and look forward to creating this new venture together,” said Frank PR principals Darragh and Catalfamo Plath.
Frank PR has worked with companies including Warner Bros., Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Netflix, HBO, Food Network & Cooking Channel and Hulu among many other clients.