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Paramount Pictures & Nickelodeon Studios COO steps down

Paramount Pictures & Nickelodeon Studios COO Andrew Gumpert is exiting the company. Gumpert joined Paramount Pictures as COO in 2017 and expanded his role to add Nickelodeon Studios in March 2022. During his time with the company he played an “integral role” working on franchises including Mission: Impossible, PAW Patrol, Top Gun: Maverick and Star […]

LA-based insight firm Vault AI bolsters execs with NRG, Paramount alums

LA-based consumer insight outfit Vault AI has expanded its senior exec ranks with a raft of new additions, including a Paramount Pictures alum. Ethan Titelman becomes president of client solutions having previously worked at the US-based National Research Group (NRG). He will now lead all client relationship interaction for the AI-powered research company, with a focus […]

Brian Robbins to replace Gianopulos at Paramount, David Nevins takes TV remit

Nickelodeon boss Brian Robbins is set to become the new chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, following reports that incumbent Jim Gianopulos is exiting the studio. Robbins currently serves as president of ViacomCBS kids and family, taking on the role in 2018, after a stint as head of Paramount Players, and following his 2017 exit […]

ViacomCBS hires Paramount’s acquisitions EVP for Nick & Awesomeness

ViacomCBS has appointed Paramount Pictures’ EVP of worldwide acquisitions Syrinthia Studer to work across live action output for Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Films. Studer has been named EVP and will oversee all live-action feature-length content for Awesomeness and Nickelodeon’s Kids & Family Studio, including development, production, acquisitions and co-financing. She was most recently overseeing global acquisitions […]

TBI Weekly: MIPTV at critical juncture to safeguard its future

MIPTV reached a major turning point this week, with the future of the spring market in its current iteration poised for a significant overhaul amid a growing chorus of incensed distributors.   For a number of years now, the four-day market has been shedding international buyers due to unsavory timing ahead of LA Screenings in […]

Paramount ups Dan Cohen to TV distribution president

Paramount Pictures is elevating Dan Cohen to president of worldwide home entertainment and television distribution. Cohen, who currently serves as president of worldwide television licensing, assumes the role previously held by Mary Daly, who had overseen international theatrical marketing and home entertainment for the studio since 2017. Earlier this month, Daly was promoted to co-president […]

Paramount hires Viacom vet for TV licensing

Catch-22 distributor Paramount Pictures has appointed veteran Viacom exec Michael D. Armstrong as executive vice-president of worldwide television licensing and operations. Armstrong joins from Paramount’s parent company in a newly created role in which he will lead third-party series distribution with studios; manage distribution on local-language productions and oversee Paramount’s digital monetisation team. He will […]

More on creation of global anti-piracy coalition ACE

Execs from the 30 global entertainment companies that have come together to form anti-piracy body the Alliance of Creativity and Entertainment explains why they are involved in the initiative   “BBC Worldwide invests in, commercialises, and showcases content from the BBC around the world and champions British creativity globally. It is the lifeblood of our business […]

Major content firms pact for anti-piracy coalition

The Hollywood studios, leading SVOD services and key networks around the world have formed a global anti-piracy coalition. In total, 30 companies have come together to create the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) in a bid to combat illegal video and content downloads. The firms include Amazon, BBC Worldwide, CBS Corp., NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, […]

Paramount poaches Disney exec for TV sales role

Paramount Pictures has hired the long-serving Walt Disney Company exec Dan Cohen. He will be president of worldwide television licensing for the Viacom-owned film business. This will see him leading global licnensing and distribution of all Paramount films, TV series and all other content across platforms. He will also set TV licensing strategy and guide […]

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