John De Simio, Executive Vice President – Broadcast Film Critics Association

John De Simio II 

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John De Simio has worked nearly four decades in the entertainment industry, starting with various entertainment Public Relations agencies representing personalities, television shows such as “Happy Days”, “Laverne and Shirley”, “Mork and Mindy”, and “Taxi” as well as television and motion picture production companies. He later held the posts of National Publicity Director with Twentieth Century Fox and Senior Vice President with Castle Rock Entertainment. At the latter, he supervised all the company’s motion picture and television publicity campaigns, which included “When Harry Met Sally…” “City Slickers”, “Misery”, “A Few Good Men”, “Honeymoon in Vegas” and “Shawshank Redemption” among others, as well as the hit NBC series “Seinfeld”. He then shifted his career focus and now serves as Executive Vice President and Board member for the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA). John joins us to talk about BFCA’s Critic’s Choice award nominations and the live broadcast of the BFCA award show, Thursday, January 15th on the A&E network.

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