Angela and Catherine Paura have joined Alcon Entertainment as co-presidents of Worldwide Marketing, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. The sisters will report directly to Kosove and Johnson.
The Pauras join Alcon from their partnership in Capstone Global Marketing & Research Group, Inc., a marketing research and consulting firm. Prior to Capstone, Catherine co-founded the National Research Group, Inc. (NRG) with Joseph Farrell in 1978 and served as its Chief Executive Officer for fifteen years. During her time at NRG, Catherine worked with every major studio on the design and strategy of their marketing campaigns. Catherine has also consulted for television companies and home entertainment products, and produced two feature films.
Angela Paura has a long working relationship with Alcon, including on such releases asThe Blind Side,Dolphin Tale,andMy Dog Skip, Alcon's first hit film.
Stated Angela and Catherine Paura: "We are thrilled to officially join the Alcon family. We are excited to work on the Company's varied slate of features in 2015 and beyond. Moreover, we look forward to collaborating with Sue Kroll and Blair Rich to develop the creative blueprints to optimize the box office for Alcon's movies."
Kosove and Johnson added, "We are delighted Angela and Catherine are joining the Alcon family. Together, they bring their unique, and vast experience in marketing films of every possible genre, which make them perfect to lead our marketing group. They are true pioneers in this industry."
Prior to founding Capstone and its predecessor company, Advanced Marketing Perspectives, Inc., Angela was Chief Operating Officer of Nielsen NRG, the entertainment industry's foremost market research firm. During her ten-year tenure as COO, the company doubled revenues and tripled operating income. In addition, Angela has held senior executive marketing positions at Viacom and JP Morgan Chase, with proven track records of accomplishment at each. Angela is an award winning marketing professional, having been honored with many creative advertising accolades during her tenure in the cable television industry, including the prestigious Mark Award.