Paramount's revamped specialty division president John Lesher today named Megan Colligan as executive vice President of publicity and promotions. Colligan joins the specialty label from Fox Searchlight, where she has served as VP since 2002. During her tenure there, Colligan supervised the release of over 20 films including "Kinsey," "Napoleon Dynamite," and "Bend it Like Beckham" as well as others and also managed the Academy Award campaign for "Sideways," which received an Oscar nomination for best picture in 2004. She will spearhead campaigns for all of the label's releases and report to Lesher. "Megan is a great creative thinker and strategist who understands the nuances of promoting independent films across all genres," said Lesher in a statement. "Her great relationships will be a tremendous asset to us as we move forward with our new specialty label." [Brian Brooks]