Former Paramount Vantage president John Lesher becomes president of president of Paramount Film Group in recognition of his efforts in reinvigorating Vantage with
a string of acclaimed titles like An Inconvenient Truth, Babel, There Will Be Blood,
Into The Wild and No Country For Old Men. Vantage co-president Nick Meyer is promoted to president.
In his new role Lesher will assume oversight of creative affairs for Paramount Films, MTV Films, Nickelodeon Movies and Vantage.
He will share responsibilities for theatrical business affairs with Moore for the
above divisions. Both report directly to Paramount Pictures Corporation chairman
and CEO Brad Grey.
Brad Weston, who will report to Lesher, continues as Paramount Films' president
of production and expands his portfolio in his new capacity as deputy to Lesher
to work with his team on MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies, which are now under the Paramount Films umbrella.
Scott Aversano, who had served as president of the MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies, will transition to a production deal.
'Along with our COO Frederick Huntsberry, Rob, John and Brad constitute the senior management team of Paramount Pictures,' Grey said. 'These changes are meant to better reflect their increased roles within the company, recognise their complementary talents, and build upon each of their contributions to the studio.'