Brad Grey's Paramountrestructure continues apace with news that Revolution Studios partner Rob Moore (pictured) has been named president of worldwide marketing, distribution and operations.He will start work on Aug 1.
Moore's arrival in the newlycreated post fills the space that will be left by outgoing chief operatingofficer and vice chairman of Paramount Motion Picture Group Rob Friedman, whosedeparture was announced earlier this week.
Moore will report directlyto Paramount chairman Grey and assumes responsibility for domestic and international marketing anddistribution, administration, legal and business affairs, and backlotoperations.
"I am excited by Brad'svision for Paramount and am looking forward to being part of this new team,"Moore, who served as Joe Roth's partner at Revolution and oversaw dailyoperations for the past five years, said.
"I'm proud of all of ouraccomplishments in building Revolution Studios and want to thank Joe Roth forthe opportunities he has given me which have prepared me for this newchallenge."
"Rob brings to Paramount themost impressive combination of expertise in operations, strategic deal-making,and marketing and distribution in the business," Grey said.
"With his knowledge andexperience, Rob will play an integral role in our growth both domestically andaround the world."
Prior to Revolution, Mooreserved at the Walt Disney Studio for 13 years, most recently serving asexecutive vice president of operations and finance.
He was responsible for thebusiness and daily operating activities of the studio and played a key role insetting up the strategic relationship between Disney and Pixar, and theacquisition of Miramax Films.
The reporting hierarchy haschanged under Grey's structural overhaul. Studio president Gail Berman, Moore,chief financial officer Mark Badagliacca, Paramount Home Entertainmentpresident Tom Lesinski, and Paramount Classics will now all report directly toGrey.
"Brad Grey could not havefound a better person in Hollywood to oversee Paramount's operations," Rothsaid. "Smart, decisive and experienced, Rob will help complete a terrific newmanagement team."