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Veteran producer Ian Bryce has signed a first-look deal with Paramount.
Bryce is known for his extensive line producing skills, meaning he is on the ground keeping productions humming in the most efficient and creative way possible. He has worked on more than 30 movies since starting in the business in the mid-1980s, receiving an Oscar nomination for Saving Private Ryan.
His other producing credits include 2002’s Spider-Man and the Will Smith movie Hancock. Since 2007, he has been one of Michael Bay and Paramount’s go-to guys, working on the three Transformers movies and the filmmaker’s Pain and Gain, which is in production in Miami. He will serve as a producer on the fourth Transformers. Bryce also worked on World War Z, Paramount’s upcoming zombie movie starring Brad Pitt.
As studios focus more and more on mega-tentpoles, producers with Bryce’s set of skills are becoming more valuable, and Paramount clearly wanted to make sure it kept Bryce in the fold.
“Ian is among the very best producers working in film, and this first-look deal serves as the ideal way to continue our long-standing and successful partnership with him,” said Paramount’s production president Marc Evans.
Said Paramount Film Group president Adam Goodman, “Anyone who has worked with Ian can confirm he is one of the world’s most creative producers, and we are so lucky to have him now call Paramount home.”
In signing the deal, Gersh-repped Bryce brings on Rebecca Rajkowski, who joins his new shingle as director of development.
The producer already has one project in development at the studio, Amazing Girl, which is written by Justin Ware and has Zoe Saldana attached to star.
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