Paramount Home EntertainmentInternational (PHEI) is to move its headquarters from London to Los Angeles,where the company's president Phil Jackson will relocate. Jackson willcontinue to head up the division, reporting to Eric Doctorow, president ofParamount Home Entertainment Worldwide.
The move, effective July2002, brings together the domestic and international home entertainmentoperations in one place, working in closer conjunction with Paramount Pictures.It also follows the general trend to centralize global operations in LosAngeles which has been prevalent amongst all the studios.
"In the past fewyears, PHEI has gone through a series of changes in order to make the companystronger and more closely tied to Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles,"said Doctorow. "It is nowtime to take the next step to further strengthen and position PHEI for thefuture. Phil has made a great contribution to the reorganization and I amdelighted that he will continue to lead PHEI."
"Being closer to ourcolleagues in Los Angeles will be terrific," said Jackson. "This move will certainly help usachieve the ambitious plans we have mapped out in the international marketplacefor the next few years. I am genuinely excited to be part of this next step."
PHEI will continue tomaintain a smaller regional group in London headed up by Ivor Viljoen, senior vicepresident Europe.