Melissa Mazgedian has been promoted to vice president, international motion pictures, for Paramount Pictures Motion Picture Group.

Mazgedian will work closely with Paramount's international distribution unit United International Pictures (UIP) to coordinate sales and marketing for the international release of feature films. She will continue to report to Joanna Johnson, executive vice president of international motion pictures for the Motion Picture Group.

Mazgedian was most recently executive director of international motion pictures, a post she has held since 1999. Before that, she worked in the home entertainment division as director of business planning and development.