Hooper says, "I couldn't be happier joining the exceptional people at Fox Searchlight Pictures. And I mean that literally--I've been a huge fan of their films and marketing for years, making this a bona fide 'dream job.' I can't wait to get to work with the most creative marketing team in feature films."
Utley adds: "We are very fortunate to have Michelle joining our team. Her vision and ability to 'think outside the box' is unrivaled."
While at Fox Broadcasting, Hooper was responsible for supervising the network's publicity staff as well as managing all aspects of entertainment publicity, including the implementation of national publicity campaigns for series such as "American Idol", "24", "Prison Break", "House", "Family Guy" and "The OC". Prior to joining Fox, Hooper was Director, Entertainment Communications at CBS Entertainment where she was responsible for supervising and executing publicity campaigns for the company's primetime programming. There, she was part of the team that launched and created the publicity campaign for "Survivor". Hooper shared the Publicist Guild of America's prestigious Maxwell Weinberg Showmanship Award for her work on the reality series.