Paramount Players Names Clarence Hammond as Senior VP, Production

Clarence Hammond
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The former Overbrook Entertainment exec joins the studio after Jeremy Kramer was tapped as president.

Paramount Players has tapped former Overbrook Entertainment executive Clarence Hammond as its senior vp of production.

Hammond will report to Jeremy Kramer, who was recently named as president of the Paramount Players studio. Started by Brian Robbins, Paramount Players had been without a head since Robbins left for Nickelodeon in 2018.

The label's movies include What Men Want and Dora and the Lost City of Gold. In his new role, Hammond will help develop and produce films made under the Paramount Players label, which is committed to creating genre films from unique, contemporary voices and properties.

“With his eye for original stories and a track record for championing talented, up-and-coming filmmakers, Clarence will be a great addition to Players," Kramer said in a statement.

Hammond spent over a decade at Overbrook Entertainment, where he most recently served as vp of production. During his tenure, he developed and produced film like Life in a Year, starring Jaden Smith and Cara Delevingne, and he  produced Charm City Kings, which was released on HBO Max in October.

Says Hammond in his own statement: “I am honored and excited to be joining Jeremy, and the entire team at Players, in building out the banner as a bastion of original voices."