Brad Weston Appointed Co-President, Production for Paramount Pictures
April 25, 2005
Los Angeles, CA (April 25, 2005)óBrad Grey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Pictures, today announced the appointment of Brad Weston as Co-President, Production for Paramount Pictures. Mr. Weston, who was previously Co-President of Miramax label Dimension Films, will oversee the day-to-day development and production of the studio's annual slate of films and literary acquisitions along with fellow Co-President Alli Shearmur, who was appointed on April 14, 2005. Mr. Weston will report to Paramount Pictures President Gail Berman.
Mr. Grey said, "I am pleased to bring an executive of Brad's caliber to the studio, and to have forged, along with co-head Alli Shearmur, one of the strongest production teams in the business. Brad has strong creative instincts and a tremendous track record in film that truly speaks for itself. While his past success with cutting-edge filmmakers is an obvious strength, the full scope of his talents extends far beyond. I can't wait to see what Brad and Alli's combined and highly complementary strengths will deliver for the studio."
Mr. Weston said, "I am excited to partner with Alli in building a great slate of films for Paramount. Aided by Brad Grey and Gail Berman's talented leadership, I look forward to developing compelling projects at this important time in the life of the studio."
As Co-President of Dimension Films, Miramax's genre film label, from 2000 to 2005, Weston oversaw the development of a number of high profile film and video releases for the studio, working closely with such renowned directors as Robert Rodriguez and Wes Craven. Prior to that, Weston was head of acquisitions and development for Millennium films from 1997 to 2000.
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