Paramount Pictures has hired United International Pictures veteran Eugene Yang as senior vice-president, theatrical, for Asia Pacific in the studio’s new Asia Pacific regional office based in Taipei.
Effective May 1, Yang will supervise distribution and marketing of all Paramount’s theatrical releases throughout the region including China, Japan and Korea.
Yang will report to Mary Daily, president of international theatrical marketing and home media, and Mark Viane, president of international theatrical distribution.
“Eugene brings a deep and comprehensive understanding of the Asia Pacific region, combined with years of leadership experience and key business relationships, making him the ideal candidate to lead our theatrical distribution operations in these crucial markets,” said Viane.
Daily added, “With his excellent track record for team-building, profit & loss performance, and vast marketing experience, Eugene is the perfect person to take the lead in supervising this region, and we couldn’t be happier or more confident to have him in this role.”
Yang has been at United International Pictures for more than 20, serving most recently as UIP’s Taiwan managing director and Paramount’s mainland China market supervisor.
Prior to that, Yang served at Buena Vista International’s regional office based in Hong Kong, where he served as assistant sales manager and sales supervisor, among other roles.