O’Sullivan, Martinez On the Move

The publicity landscape in Los Angeles saw a couple moves this week with BWR talent publicist Meredith O’Sullivan landing a gig as head of the West Coast talent team at 42 West. The New York-based PR firm was founded three years ago and is run by talent division co-heads Leslee Dart and Robert Garlock, both of whom were star vets of PMK/HBH.

At 42 West, O’Sullivan — whose A-list client roster includes included Jessica Biel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Vin Diesel, David Spade, Rosario Dawson, Ryan Reynolds, Ryan Seacrest and Jonathan Rhys Meyers — will oversee a staff that includes senior exec Heidi Slan, Chantelle Aspey and Kevin McLaughlin.

In other LA news, Freud Communications’ Jose Martinez has exited the Los Angeles office of the London-based marketing and communications firm (which also maintains a New York office run by former Miramax mouthpiece Matthew Hiltzik). Martinez, who is well-known and respected in the media world on both coasts for his days at Harrison & Shriftman, has taken a VP post at Fingerprint Communications.

Fingerprint, founded and operated by Jessica Meisels and Greg Link, has quickly risen to the top of the field thanks name clients and big events among LA and New York talent and top scenesters (including this summer’s Polaroid Beach House in Malibu). Martinez informed colleagues and friends of his new Fingerprint post on Tuesday via email. He assumes the vp post next week.

Chris Gardner