The studio has promoted Megan Colligan to president of worldwide distribution and marketing and announced the departure of CMO Josh Greenstein.

The development aligns the studio’s North American and international theatrical and home entertainment operations under one team.

Colligan continues to report to Paramount Pictures vice-chairman Rob Moore. Steve Siskind has been promoted to president of domestic marketing and will report to Colligan. 

Erik Counter has been promoted to president of worldwide creative advertising and will now report to Moore. 

Greenstein, who has served as CMO since 2011, will not renew his contract when it ends later this year.

“We take great pride in the depth of talented professionals at Paramount and are excited to grow the roles of Megan, Erik and Steve,” said Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey.

“These promotions reflect our trust in their talents, confidence built upon their experience, and the success each has had working across our staff and partners. Under Rob Moore’s leadership, our motion picture marketing has become the best in the business, and we look forward to this new team structure continuing that success.

“I also want to thank Josh Greenstein. We are truly grateful to Josh for his contributions to our studio and the great work he did here, and we wish him the best for the future.”

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