Paramount Names Chris Aronson Distribution Chief

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The executive previously worked at 20th Century Fox.

Paramount Pictures has tapped Chris Aronson as president of domestic theatrical distribution.

He will report to co-presidents of worldwide marketing and distribution Marc Weinstock and Mary Daily.

Aronson previously ran distribution at 20th Century Fox, where he served a long stint prior to the Disney-21st Century Fox merger. During much of his time at Fox, he worked under Jim Gianopulos, who is now chairman of Paramount.

Aronson, who will begin his new job Dec. 2, will oversee all aspects of domestic theatrical distribution, including theatrical sales, in-theater marketing, operations and overall distribution strategy.

“In an ever-evolving distribution landscape, Chris has the ideal balance of experience in the arena and strategic acumen, as well as strong filmmaker relationships. We are thrilled to have him onboard and can’t wait to see where his leadership takes our distribution strategy and team," Weinstock and Daily said Monday in a statement.

Kyle Davies, who has headed Paramount’s domestic distribution division since 2016, will be exiting his role.

“Kyle is the consummate professional and has been an incredible asset to Paramount’s distribution business, as well as a fantastic colleague to all of us fortunate enough to work with him,” continued Weinstock and Daily. “We thank him for his dedication and service.”