Paramount TV names Nicole Clemens as new president

Anonymous Content’s Nicole Clemens is Paramount Television’s new president, after Amy Powell was fired for alleged racially insensitive remarks in July.

Powell was dismissed by the company two months ago after allegedly making an offensive racial remark during a conference call. The former Paramount TV president denied any wrongdoing post-dismissal.

Clemens joins from Anonymous, where she has spent nearly five year, most recently rising to VP and head of series development. She has worked on titles such as Atlanta, Better Things and You’re the Worst.

“Nicole brings invaluable institutional experience and knowledge of all aspects of television from development to production to talent representation to programming” said Jim Gianopulos, chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures.

“Her excellent creative instincts, deep relationships throughout the industry and breadth of experience make her the ideal candidate for this role. We look forward to many years of great successes from her and the incredible Paramount Television team.”

Clemens added: “I’m thrilled and humbled to be joining Paramount under the forward-thinking leadership of Jim Gianopulos. While at Anonymous Content, I’ve had the privilege to work closely with the excellent Paramount Television team and experience firsthand their commitment to artistic integrity.

“With the support of this world class team, I hope to continue to evolve Paramount Television as a studio focused on creating groundbreaking content and providing a welcoming place for talent to thrive.”

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