Senior Vice President, The Weinstein Company, Bladimiar Norman has over 10 years of marketing and management experience, including two years as Vice President of Marketing at Paramount Vantage and almost two years as Senior Vice President at 42West, where he launched their wildly successful digital/interactive division.
He has previously presented at ad:tech, Variety Film Marketing Summit, delivered a keynote address at the 2012 OMMA Global conference, and will be speaking at a DGA Marketing Summit and will Keynote the OMMA Conference in the spring. Norman kicked off an illustrious winning streak when he spearheaded the digital awards campaign for 2009 Academy Award Best Picture, “The Hurt Locker”. He also led the campaigns for Academy Award Best Picture winners "The King's Speech" and "The Artist,” marking the first time a studio had won back to back Best Picture awards in nearly a decade.
Norman continued to develop his award-winning formula as he worked on several campaigns including those for Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master” and Quentin Tarantino’s much anticipated “Django Unchained.”
In March 2012, Norman led the marketing campaign for Lee Hirsch’s documentary “BULLY”, which included an organic social action campaign and featured an initiative called ‘Twitter Tuesday’. The campaign made front page news and shined a light on the national bullying epidemic affecting our nation's schools. Using a custom online toolkit, Norman generated a groundswell of support.
Supporters across the country took to social media to spread the word in support of “BULLY” and the message the movie conveyed. Participants included celebrities, musicians, and community leaders, as well as advocacy groups including NCLD, GLAAD, and Take Part. In just one day, the social action campaign generated over 1 million views of antibullying messages.