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Andre is a distinguished marketing professional with over three decades of expertise in motion picture marketing and public relations. He embarked on his journey as a publicist at Sony Pictures Entertainment, gradually ascending to lead the Publicity department for an entire decade. His career path then led him to take on the roles of Co-President, Domestic Marketing, and later, Global Marketing at the studio.
During his tenure at Sony, Andre was instrumental in marketing blockbuster films such as 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,' 'Little Women,' 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,' 'Spider-Man Far From Home,' 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,' 'Jumanji: The Next Level,' 'Venom,' 'Bad Boys For Life,' and countless others. As Co-President, he oversaw the creation of comprehensive marketing strategies, encompassing research, creative advertising, media, publicity, digital/social campaigns, as well as exhibitor relations. His influence also extended to creative content and intersectional marketing.
Beyond these responsibilities, Andre played a pivotal role in the development and execution of crisis management strategies on culturally relevant issues, managing press and consumer responses to content, and collaborating with talent and filmmakers. As a valued member of the greenlight committee, he contributed to identifying marketplace potential, box office success, and critical acclaim.
Throughout his career, Andre contributed to the success of release and awards campaigns for films like 'The Social Network,' 'Captain Phillips,' 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'American Hustle,' 'Moneyball,' Marie Antoinette,' and more.
Today, Andre serves as an entertainment marketing consultant, extending his expertise to feature films, streaming platforms, the technology sector, and lifestyle brands, including goop, among others. His commitment to fostering talent in the industry is evident through his participation in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences since 2006 and his role as a mentor in the Academy Gold Program. He also shares his industry knowledge as a recurring guest lecturer at Emerson College's communications program in LA.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Andre is a dedicated advocate for various causes, serving as a former board member of The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention hotline for LGBTQ+ youth, as well as the ASPCA and the Humane Society. Presently, he is on the leadership team for The States Project's "Fight for Democracy" Giving Circle.
An alumnus of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Undergraduate Film & Television program, Andre resides in Los Angeles with his husband and their three rescue dogs.