Viacom has announced that Jim Gianopulos has been appointed the new Chairman and CEO of its Paramount Pictures, effective April 3, 2017.
Gianopulos has been a leading figure in the global entertainment industry for more than 30 years. For 16 years, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fox Filmed Entertainment, overseeing Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios. During his tenure, he championed numerous box office hits, ranging from "Avatar" and the "X-Men" series, to "The Descendants" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," and most recently "Deadpool" and "Hidden Figures."
LAGFF congratulates our Advisory Board member and friend, Jim Gianopulos, and wishes him continued success at Paramount Pictures!