Rachel Aberly has joined Participant Productions as vice president of publicity, it was announced today by Ricky Strauss, the company's president. Aberly will report directly to Buffy Shutt and Kathy Jones, Participant Productions’ executive vice presidents, marketing. Aberly, who previously served as a publicity consultant for Participant, worked closely with Warner Brothers and Warner Independent, shepherding the publicity campaigns for Participant films, "Good Night and Good Luck," "North Country," and "Syriana." "Rachel has worked in all aspects of publicity, from the studio to the agency to production," said Shutt and Jones in a statement. "Her eclectic experience, unique perspective and enthusiasm are real assets. Moreover, she has a keen interest and passion for the Participant mandate and was a key part of the company's development and publicity during her tenure as a consultant." [Brian Brooks]