Eleina Elachkar (BSJ, 2014) discovered her dream career as a
publicist not long after graduating from the College of Media. She currently works
for Cinetic Media, a film-focused PR and marketing firm in New York City,
specializing in Indie films and documentaries such as “I, Tonya,” “Moonlight,”
“Boyhood” and “Icarus.” Elachkar assists with film campaigns by pitching to the
press, creating and organizing press materials, running press screenings and
press days with talent, representing films at festivals and managing red
carpets. Previously, she worked as a publicist at the Tribeca Film Festival and
Ally Kennedy: Why did you
choose the College of Media?
Eleina Elachkar: I
have always loved Journalism, particularly writing, and I have always been a
people person. When touring WVU, I was most excited when touring the College of
Media. After a conversation with my Dad and learning about what PR was
specifically, it sounded fascinating!