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Feb 24, 2009

Film publicist Nichola Ellis started out working for Columbia Pictures in London where she worked on her first feature Gandhi, Tootsie, and The Big ChillShe then went on to handle the UK campaigns for Highlander, Field of Dreams, and Dances With Wolves.

In 1990, Nichola moved to Los Angeles and joined Dennis Davidson Associates. At DDA, she was responsible for such international campaigns as: Malcolm X, City Slickers, and The Usual Suspects.

In 1995, she founded The Lighthouse Company, a Los Angeles based independent P.R. and marketing agency servicing the film industry, focusing on the complete journey of a film, both in the US and overseas markets, creating and implementing campaigns.

One of The Lighthouse Company's most recent publicity campaigns was for Jochen Alexander Freydank's Spielzeugland (Toyland) which won the 2009 Academy Award for Live Action Short.