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Jeffrey Katzenberg Recalls How His Father’s Generosity in Gifting $100 to Strangers Inspired Lifetime of Philanthropy

When Jeffrey Katzenberg was a kid growing up in New York, his father Walter, “a very successful, man-about-town stockbroker,” always carried a wad of discreetly folded $100 bills. As he moved through the day, Walter would “quietly and stealthily” slip one to people in his orbit, whether it be “a doorman, a waiter, a valet, […]

Jerry Bruckheimer, Paramount’s Brian Robbins, Director Joseph Kosinski Celebrate ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Debut

Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick is finally ready for takeoff. After a two-year wait for the filmmakers, the actors, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Paramount, relief was evident at a panel after the movie was shown to an enthusiastic audience on Thursday at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. “It’s surreal. It’s been two years,” director Joseph Kosinski […]

Andrew Gumpert, Paramount Pictures COO, to Oversee Nickelodeon Studios

Andrew Gumpert has expanded his COO role from Paramount Pictures to include Nickelodeon Studios as both studios continue to move closer together. “As we continue to identify synergies and optimize the strengths of our business across theatrical, streaming and linear, leaning into the goal of future proofing our financials that I outlined for 2022, I […]

Paramount+ to Stream All Sister Studio Movies Beginning in 2024

Paramount+ will enjoy favored nation status beginning in 2024 in terms of movies made by its sister studio. ViacomCBS chief Bob Bakish announced Tuesday during an earnings call that “Paramount+ will become the streaming home” for all theatrical releases from Paramount Pictures. Presently, Paramount titles appear either on Paramount+ or on Epix during what’s known […]

‘SpongeBob,’ ‘Turtles,’ ‘Dora’ Franchises Expand on Paramount+

As Brian Robbins sees it, kids and family programming is one of the major keys to the success of Paramount+. The executive, who serves as CEO of Paramount Pictures and chief content officer of kids and family for Paramount+, used his time at the service’s investor presentation Tuesday to announce the expansion of Nickelodeon’s top […]

Lee Rosenthal Named President, Worldwide Physical Production at Paramount, Nickelodeon

Lee Rosenthal has been tapped to fill the new post of president, worldwide physical production at Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Studios as both studios continue to move closer together. “Physical production is an area where there is significant opportunity for alignment and optimization across Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Studios,” Brian Robbins, the newly named president […]

Paramount Elevates Marketing Chief Marc Weinstock

Paramount Pictures has tapped worldwide marketing and distribution president Marc Weinstock to run one unified division. As a result of the reorganization, marketing co-president Mary Daily is departing. She had focused more on the international side of the aisle. Newly installed Paramount Pictures CEO Brian Robbins detailed the changes on Monday in a note to […]

Paramount Pictures Names Jenny Tartikoff to Top Communications Role

Paramount Pictures has named Jenny Tartikoff to the role of executive vp, global communications. In her role, Tartikoff will oversee all the studio’s corporate communication strategies including media relations, executive and internal communications and corporate social responsibility. She will report to Brian Robbins, the newly ascended president and CEO, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon. She begins […]

How ‘Prodigy’ Lays the Foundation for the Next Generation of ‘Star Trek’

Alex Kurtzman hasn’t written a Star Trek feature film since 2013, but his new animated kids- and family-focused series, Prodigy — his fifth show in the Paramount+ version of the beloved franchise — could be the ticket that gets him back to the box office. The captain of the Star Trek franchise — who inked […]

Nickelodeon’s Ramsey Naito Replaces Mireille Soria as Paramount Animation Chief

The shake-up continues at Paramount Pictures. New Paramount president and CEO Brian Robbins announced Thursday that Nickelodeon’s Ramsey Naito will succeed Mireille Soria as animation chief on the movie side. Naito’s title will be expanded to include serving as president of animation and development of Paramount in addition to continuing to serve as president of […]

ViacomCBS CFO: Streaming Content Spend Will Double in 2021

Why did ViacomCBS shake up the leadership at its Paramount Pictures division this week? According to CFO Naveen Chopra, the move is about making sure the company can adapt to a rapidly changing entertainment environment. Speaking at a Bank of America conference Tuesday, Chopra heaped praise on outgoing Paramount chief Jim Gianopulos, saying that he […]

ViacomCBS Makes Paramount Shake-Up Official

The shake-up at Paramount is official. Brian Robbins, who oversees Nickelodeon for parent company ViacomCBS, will add oversight of the famed movie studio. Jim Gianopulos, who has led Paramount since 2017, will step aside effective immediately, but serve as an advisor through the end of the year. In addition, David Nevins will add oversight of […]