Paramount revamps Mexico distribution


MEXICO CITY -- Paramount Pictures International said Friday it has established distribution arm Paramount Pictures Mexico to replace United International Pictures Mexico.

The Viacom-owned distributor will handle Paramount Studios product, including titles from DreamWorks, Paramount Vantage, MTV and Nickelodeon.

A spokesman for Paramount Pictures Mexico said the company will continue to distribute Universal titles in the territory.

Among the upcoming releases slated for Mexico are "Dreamgirls," Paramount's Hillary Swank starrer "Freedom Writers," Steven Spielberg-produced "Transformers" and DreamWorks' "Shrek the Third."