Magazine article Screen International

Cripps Ponders LA Move as Paramount Consolidates Distribution

Magazine article Screen International

Cripps Ponders LA Move as Paramount Consolidates Distribution

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Update: The Paramount Pictures International chief is considering a relocation from London under a strategic shift that also sees the former president of worldwide home entertainment Dennis Maguire head the freshly minted Home Media Distribution, operation encompassing global home entertainment, digital licensing and television licensing.

Paramount top brass have offered to move Cripps as the studio centralises its global theatrical management in Los Angeles. Marketing and sales function performed in-country will remain unchanged.

Meanwhile, as president of worldwide home media distribution, the Los Angeles-based Maguire will report to Paramount vice-chairman Rob Moore.

Paramount Digital Entertainment will be folded into other divisions of the studio and the division's former president Tom Lesinski is departing. Evp of interactive entertainment Amy Powell will add the creation of content for digital and online games to her current responsibilities. …

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