Relativity eyes Paramount's Bertram as COO

Ex-DreamWorks Ani CFO must get out of contract though

Relativity Media plans to hire Paramount home video executive Steve Bertram as a COO. reported that Bertram, currently head of business operations for Paramount Home Video and former CFO of DreamWorks Animation, could join Relativity as soon as he can negotiate an exit from Paramount. But it said the Viacom studio has told Bertram that it will enforce his contract, which runs for another year and a half.

Relativity already has a COO in Andrew Marcus, but seems to be looking for a seasoned veteran to add to its team as it has looked to build a full-fledged independent studio operation, according to the report.

Relativity had no comment, and Paramount did not respond to TheWrap's request for comment.