Ellene V. Miles began her publicity career in 2002 at boutique publicity and marketing firm The DuVernay Agency (DVA PR), owned by filmmaker Ava DuVernay. She soon became a sought-after publicist, having helped to craft some memorable campaigns in the multicultural and general market space. Miles relished the opportunity to roll up her sleeves and touch every aspect of their diverse roster.
Over the course of her eight-year tenure at DVA PR, she steadily matriculated from Publicity Coordinator to Director of Publicity and Programming, handling a challenging client list inclusive of television, film and lifestyle projects. These projects included the Paramount Television series “Girlfriends,” ABC Family’s “Lincoln Heights,” feature films like “Dreamgirls,” “Collateral,” and Giant Magazine and America Magazine.
Miles took that invaluable “in the trenches” experience and created the publicity department at Liquid Soul Media, the award winning Atlanta-based multicultural marketing agency. As Publicity Director, Miles conceptualized strategy and implemented execution of a wide range of faith-based and general entertainment campaigns for clients including Disney/Marvel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Lucasfilm, Universal Pictures, 20th Century Fox, CNN, NBC Universal Television, Oxygen Media, the WNBA, UNCF, and Walmart, among others. As the multicultural publicist of record for Comcast/NBCUniversal Television, Miles led campaigns, screening programs and special events for series such as “Deception,” “Americas Got Talent,” “Smash,” and “The Voice.”
After four years of personal growth and professional development with Liquid Soul, she mounted EV Miles Media. Many quality years of working closely with publicity teams from virtually all of the major film and television studios left Miles with the confidence that she could continue to provide top-notch service and results consistently. She was hired to handle multicultural outreach for campaigns such as “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,” “Dear White People,” “Brooklyn 99” and many others. She is always eager for new opportunities and experiences to perfect her craft.
Miles also enjoys the production side of entertainment, and co-produced the hip-hop feature documentary film ‘This is the Life’ and the short film ‘Saturday Night Life,’ both written and directed by Ava DuVernay. She also served as a producer on the short film “Crossroads,” written and directed by Tina Mabry (Mississippi Damned). She is currently developing urban news and entertainment programming, and offers clients an array of services, including unit publicity, writing and consultation.