Daria Cercek and Michael Ireland

Source: Paramount Pictures

Daria Cercek and Michael Ireland

Paramount Pictures has named former New Line Cinema executive Daria Cercek and former 20th Century Studios executive Michael Ireland co-presidents of the studio.

Ireland joined in late November and Cercek will start effective January 11. Both report to Paramount Pictures motion picture group president Emma Watts.

The co-presidents will oversee the slate and operations from development through production. Upcoming projects include Lost City Of D, the Sonic The Hedgehog sequel, and Transformers and Star Trek franchises.

At New Line Cercek served as executive vice-president of production and development and oversaw titles including Olivia Wilde’s next film Don’t Worry Darling starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, and Wilde.

Ireland was senior vice-president of production at Fox and oversaw a slate including the upcoming Ryan Reynolds action-comedy Free Guy. He worked at Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company, Appian Way, from 2007.