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Paramount unveils new structure

In what has been one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood, Paramount Pictures unveiled its new structure Friday that finds one-time agent John Lesher promoted to the No. 2 spot at the studio.

Lesher, who had been president of Paramount Vantage for the past two years since seguing from Endeavor, has been upped to president of Paramount Film Group, where he will have oversight responsibilities for creative affairs for Paramount Films, MTV Films, Nickelodeon Movies and Vantage.

Also earning a promotion is Rob Moore, who had been president of worldwide marketing, distribution and home entertainment. He now will serve as vice chairman of Paramount.

Lesher and Moore, who will report to Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey, will also share responsibilities for theatrical business affairs for the four labels.

President of production Brad Weston, who has day-to-day responsibility for shepherding production and development for Paramount titles, is expanding his purview by adding MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies to his sphere. Weston, who previously reported to Gray, will report to Lesher.

"Along with our COO Frederick Huntsberry, Rob, John and Brad constitute the senior management team of Paramount Pictures," Grey said. "These changes are meant to better reflect their increased roles within the company, recognize their complementary talents, and build upon each of their contributions to the studio."

Scott Aversano, who had been president of the MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies, will segue to a production deal, paving the way for Weston’s expanded responsibilities.

Lesher is widely praised for reinvigorating the studio’s specialty division, formerly known as Paramount Classics. During his tenure at Vantage, he scored such critical darlings as "An Inconvenient Truth," "Babel," "There Will Be Blood," "Into The Wild," and "No Country for Old Men." Still, unlike Weston, Lesher’s commercial sensibilities remain untested.

Weston, by contrast, has filled the studio’s 2008 slate with several titles, including the J.J. Abrams-produced "Cloverfield," the Mike Myers comedy "Love Guru" and the latest installment in the "Star Trek" franchise, helmed by Abrams.

Meanwhile, Vantage co-president Nick Meyer – a Lionsgate alum – will take the reins from Lesher as the president of Paramount Vantage.

<font size=1>Source: Variety</font>

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Paramount unveils new structure

In what has been one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood, Paramount Pictures unveiled its new structure Friday that finds one-time agent John Lesher promoted to the No. 2 spot at the studio.

Lesher, who had been president of Paramount Vantage for the past two years since seguing from Endeavor, has been upped to president of Paramount Film Group, where he will have oversight responsibilities for creative affairs for Paramount Films, MTV Films, Nickelodeon Movies and Vantage.

Also earning a promotion is Rob Moore, who had been president of worldwide marketing, distribution and home entertainment. He now will serve as vice chairman of Paramount.

Lesher and Moore, who will report to Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey, will also share responsibilities for theatrical business affairs for the four labels.

President of production Brad Weston, who has day-to-day responsibility for shepherding production and development for Paramount titles, is expanding his purview by adding MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies to his sphere. Weston, who previously reported to Gray, will report to Lesher.

"Along with our COO Frederick Huntsberry, Rob, John and Brad constitute the senior management team of Paramount Pictures," Grey said. "These changes are meant to better reflect their increased roles within the company, recognize their complementary talents, and build upon each of their contributions to the studio."

Scott Aversano, who had been president of the MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies, will segue to a production deal, paving the way for Weston’s expanded responsibilities.

Lesher is widely praised for reinvigorating the studio’s specialty division, formerly known as Paramount Classics. During his tenure at Vantage, he scored such critical darlings as "An Inconvenient Truth," "Babel," "There Will Be Blood," "Into The Wild," and "No Country for Old Men." Still, unlike Weston, Lesher’s commercial sensibilities remain untested.

Weston, by contrast, has filled the studio’s 2008 slate with several titles, including the J.J. Abrams-produced "Cloverfield," the Mike Myers comedy "Love Guru" and the latest installment in the "Star Trek" franchise, helmed by Abrams.

Meanwhile, Vantage co-president Nick Meyer – a Lionsgate alum – will take the reins from Lesher as the president of Paramount Vantage.

<font size=1>Source: Variety</font>

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Paramount unveils new structure

In what has been one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood, Paramount Pictures unveiled its new structure Friday that finds one-time agent John Lesher promoted to the No. 2 spot at the studio.

Lesher, who had been president of Paramount Vantage for the past two years since seguing from Endeavor, has been upped to president of Paramount Film Group, where he will have oversight responsibilities for creative affairs for Paramount Films, MTV Films, Nickelodeon Movies and Vantage.

Also earning a promotion is Rob Moore, who had been president of worldwide marketing, distribution and home entertainment. He now will serve as vice chairman of Paramount.

Lesher and Moore, who will report to Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey, will also share responsibilities for theatrical business affairs for the four labels.

President of production Brad Weston, who has day-to-day responsibility for shepherding production and development for Paramount titles, is expanding his purview by adding MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies to his sphere. Weston, who previously reported to Gray, will report to Lesher.

"Along with our COO Frederick Huntsberry, Rob, John and Brad constitute the senior management team of Paramount Pictures," Grey said. "These changes are meant to better reflect their increased roles within the company, recognize their complementary talents, and build upon each of their contributions to the studio."

Scott Aversano, who had been president of the MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies, will segue to a production deal, paving the way for Weston’s expanded responsibilities.

Lesher is widely praised for reinvigorating the studio’s specialty division, formerly known as Paramount Classics. During his tenure at Vantage, he scored such critical darlings as "An Inconvenient Truth," "Babel," "There Will Be Blood," "Into The Wild," and "No Country for Old Men." Still, unlike Weston, Lesher’s commercial sensibilities remain untested.

Weston, by contrast, has filled the studio’s 2008 slate with several titles, including the J.J. Abrams-produced "Cloverfield," the Mike Myers comedy "Love Guru" and the latest installment in the "Star Trek" franchise, helmed by Abrams.

Meanwhile, Vantage co-president Nick Meyer – a Lionsgate alum – will take the reins from Lesher as the president of Paramount Vantage.

<font size=1>Source: Variety</font>

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