Following the ousting of Brad Weston and John Lesher, Paramount is now shutting its New York-based literary office and trimming a number of production staff.

New Film Group president Adam Goodman has made reductions in New York including Aimee Shieh, VP of literary affairs; Mac Hawkins, director of development, and Megan McIlroy, who had been an assistant. The rest of Paramount’s New York operations are said to be safe for now.

The studio is axeing a total of 31 positions across production departments, it is understood. The latest involved in restructurings are head of physical production Georgia Kacandes, head of casting Gail Levin, senior vice president of production Ben Cosgrove, executive vice president of production Dan Levin and Paramount Vantage executive vice president Guy Stodel.

The moves come ironically as the studio has had huge box-office success this week with the release of Transformers Revenge Of The Fallen.

Further details from the studio weren’t immediately available.