Pixar Animation Studios’ “Toy Story 4”
Award-winning entertainment public relations executive Tony Angellotti has implemented, supervised and/or executed the publicity campaigns for more than 200 motion pictures, as well as scores of television projects, entertainment companies, and filmmakers. He has headed the publicity departments of two motion picture companies, served as an executive at a leading public relations agency, as a partner in a prestigious boutique agency and as the owner/founder of his own agency.
The Angellotti Company was founded in 1997, following Angellotti’s partnership in Weissman/Angellotti. TAC plans and executes publicity strategies for films, filmmakers, production companies, industry events and notably Golden Globe® and Oscar® campaigns, with well over 300 nominations, including Best Picture winners Dances with Wolves, Shakespeare in Love, The English Patient, A Beautiful Mind, and Green Book. Angellotti has assisted Universal exclusively with all its awards campaigns since 2000 (over 100 nominations), with such best picture nominees as The Fabelmans, 1917, Green Book, Get Out, Les Miserables, Frost/Nixon, Munich, Ray, Seabiscuit, Erin Brockovich and nominees First Man, Straight Outta Compton, Steve Jobs, Bridesmaids, King Kong, Cinderella Man, American Gangster, United 93, Children of Men, Bourne Ultimatum, Steve Jobs, and Billy Elliot, among others. He has also managed Disney/Pixar’s animation awards campaigns, beginning in 2001, including Oscar®-winners Toy Story 4, Coco, Zootopia, Inside Out, Big Hero 6, Frozen, Brave, Toy Story 3, Up, Wall-E, Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Spirited Away, and nominees Wreck It Ralph, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Frankenweenie, Monsters, Inc, Cars, Princess and the Frog, Bolt, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Lilo & Stitch, among many others.
TAC has also represented numerous motion picture campaigns including Book Smart, Sorry to Bother You, Free State of Jones, Blade Runner 2049, Zero Dark Thirty, Prisoners, and scores of others.
Angellotti also spearheaded Miramax Films’ awards campaigns exclusively from 1991 through 2000 (more than 100 Oscar® nominations during this time), including best picture nominees Chocolat, Cider House Rules, Life is Beautiful, Good Will Hunting, Il Postino, Pulp Fiction, The Piano, and nominees Malena, Talented Mr. Ripley, Sling Blade, Wings of the Dove, Mrs. Brown, and all Miramax films during this time. He assisted Miramax with all its foreign language awards campaigns, including winners Life is Beautiful, Kolya, and nominees Iran’s Children of Heaven, Brazil’s Four Days in September, Red and Queen Margot, Japan’s Shall We Dance and Hong Kong’s Farewell My Concubine.
TAC has also represented scores of additional foreign language films, including Angelina Jolie’s First They Killed My Father, 2011 Globe-nominated Chinese The Flowers of War, directed by Zhang Yimou, 2010 Italian entry La Prima Cosa Bella, 2001foreign language winner No Man’s Land, The Last Kiss, (Italy) Artemesia (France), Lower City (Brazil), Keys to the House, The 100 Steps (Italy), Burnt by the Sun, and dozens of others, as well as numerous Short Film nominees and contenders, including Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well.”
He also worked previously on the Oscar® campaigns for such films as best picture Field of Dreams, Secrets & Lies, GoodFellas, as well as Presumed Innocent, and Reversal of Fortune among many others as well as on numerous important feature films including and films for every major independent company.
Angellotti has also represented dozens of documentaries, including We Steal Secrets from Alex Gibney, Catfish, The Kid Stays in the Picture, New York Doll, Uncovered: The War on Iraq, the award-winning Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol, Paris Is Burning, Erroll Morris’s Mr. Death, Michael Moore’s The Big One, and Barbara Kopple’s American Dream. TAC later has also represented numerous IMAX format films, including Dolphins (Oscar® nominee), Caves, and Jim Cameron’s Ghosts of the Abyss.
The Company has represented scores of “indie” release campaigns such as It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Hot Fuzz, The Illusionist, Pride and Prejudice, Shaun of the Dead, Door in the Floor, all Kevin Smith’s films, Gods and Monsters, Shadow of a Vampire, Hamlet, The Red Violin, Sliding Doors, and Mrs. Brown.
Director Kathryn Bigelow & Writer Mark Boal
BIG HERO 6 Director Don Hall,
Tony Angellotti and Producer Ron Conli
Director & Writer Brad Bird with Peter O’Toole
Director Gary Ross
The Company also represents and has represented production entities and creative talent, such as directors Brad Bird, Kathryn Bigelow, Marc Forster, Gary Ross, Peter Berg, Oliver Stone, Kevin Smith; Mira Nair; producers/production companies Pixar, Mark Boal, Davis Entertainment, Alcon Entertainment, Misher Films, Larry Gordon, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, among many others.
Angellotti served as vice president of worldwide marketing and public relations for Empire Entertainment, responsible for worldwide publicity and promotions for the Los Angeles and Rome-based film company, which involved the marketing of the company’s product at the major foreign film markets and festivals. Previously he was director of worldwide publicity and promotions at New World Entertainment, responsible for supervising corporate, film, and television. Prior he was a V.P. at ICPR, one of the largest entertainment publicity agencies at that time.
Angellotti is a member of AMPAS® and several of its committees. He also recently won the prestigious Les Mason Award from the ICG Publicists Guild for excellence in entertainment publicity. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in English Literature and journalism minor. 3/2023