Paramount Pictures International's Chris Hedges Departs as VP

8:12 AM PST 12/06/2011 by Michael O'Connell

The studio, a division of Viacom Inc., announced the veteran executive's exit on Tuesday.

Paramount Pictures announced today that vice president and managing director of Paramount Pictures International Chris Hedges has decided to leave his post after 35 years with the studio.

The previous EVP of International Marketing for International, Ian George, will replace Hedges. George's transition between positions will take place over the last month of the year. He'll now report to new Paramount International president Anthony Marcoly.

Paramount Pictures vice chairman Rob Moore spoke of Hedges' departure in a release. “We are grateful to Chris for the tremendous contributions he made during his career at both Paramount and UIP,” he said.

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