Marc Evans upped at Paramount

Promoted to president of production

Paramount exec Marc Evans has been promoted to president of production, Paramount Pictures, reporting to Paramount Film Group president Adam Goodman.

Evans, who is being upped from exec vp of production, joined the company in 2003 as vp of production.

He oversaw the "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" as well as the J.J. Abrams-directed "Mission: Impossible III" and "Star Trek." His Abrams association continues with his shepherding "Morning Glory," "Super 8" and the fourth "Mission: Impossible" installment. He is also supervising "Transformers 3," "Rango" and "The Last Airbender," the latter which opens in July.

Said Goodman: "His track record demonstrates his great ability to juggle highly complex productions with complete grace and ease. He has terrific relationships, a passion for filmmakers, and a great work ethic."

Before working at Paramount, Evans served time at Laura Ziskin Productions and Industry Entertainment. He also acted as program director of the Chicago International Film Festival for five years.