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Syrinthia Studer has been promoted to the role of executive vp worldwide acquisitions at Paramount Pictures, it was announced Tuesday by Marc Evans, president of the studio’s motion picture group, and Bob Buchi, president, worldwide home media distribution.
In her new role, Studer will be in charge of acquiring films for theatrical release, reporting to Evans, while she will report to Buchi on all worldwide home media acquisitions.
She had been serving as senior vp marketing and acquisitions for Paramount’s worldwide home media and TV licensing divisions, where she launched and managed the studio’s division focused on ancillary-driven acquisitions, overseeing the negotiation and acquisition of domestic and international film and distribution relationships.
Studer was responsible for a multi-picture relationship with IFC Films that included the home media release of the award-winning Boyhood. She also acquired such film festival titles as The Intervention, Goat, A.C.O.D, Ashby and Love, Rosie and other internationally distributed features, including the Oscar-winning Spotlight for select territories. Additionally, she previously oversaw the marketing and distribution of home media releases from Viacom brands Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV and Paramount.
“Syrinthia has led the charge for Paramount’s international film partnerships and acquisitions and has helped the company grow on a global scale,” Evans and Buchi said in a statement. “Her distribution and marketing efforts for the Viacom brands in the home media space were unparalleled and have provided an important integration throughout the company. We are happy to have her expand the role.”
Prior to joining Paramount, Studer served as vp strategic marketing for Loews Cineplex Entertainment, where she set the strategic vision for the theater chain’s domestic new business development unit and oversaw all ad sales relationships and revenue-generating promotions for the company. Her career also included business development and promotional marketing roles at General Mills and IBM.
Paramount’s recently released acquisition titles include the Academy Award-nominated films Arrival and Florence Foster Jenkins, as well as this fall’s Suburbicon from director George Clooney.
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