Ian George joins Paramount Pictures Int'l

Replaces Jon Anderson as evp, international marketing

LONDON -- Paramount Pictures International has lured Ian George into the fold, appointing him evp, international marketing for the studio's overseas releasing arm headquartered here.

George, whose resume boasts stints at 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. and French-owned Pathe, joins Paramount in the fall this year.

PPI president Andrew Cripps, announcing the hire, said George's arrival is good timing as the outfit preps a release slate including upcoming movies such as "Jackass 3D," "True Grit" and "Little Fockers."

George said: "The international theatrical market is vibrant and growing and it's great to be a part of it."

As George enters the building Jon Anderson, incumbent evp, marketing for PPI will leave it at the end of 2010 to return to his native Australia.

Anderson has headed up the marketing function for PPI since its inception in 2007 and presided over two consecutive record breaking years for the studio.

"We thank Jon for his tremendous contributions to both the establishment and the success of PPI over the past four years and wish him nothing but continued success as he relocates back to Australia," said Cripps.