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ViacomCBS shakes up Paramount Pictures management.
The company announced Monday that Paramount Pictures CEO and Chairman Jim Gianopulos would hand over control of the studio to Brian Robbins. Robbins will continue in his current role as head of Nickelodeon and take on the additional role of President and CEO of Paramount.
Gianopulos will retain an advisory role until the end of the year. .
Robbins will oversee all films produced for the Paramount + streaming service, as well as all content for children and families.
The news arrives at the " stubs of the reports according to which the owner of ViacomCBS, Shari Redstone, wanted to give more prioritizing content creation for Paramount +.
According to a newsletter written by former Hollywood Reporter editorial director Matthew Belloni, Redstone wanted movies like "A Quiet Place: Part II "and "Jackass Forever " for Paramount +. Instead, "A Quiet Place: Part II " hit theaters in late May. The film grossed nearly $ 270 million in worldwide ticket sales on an estimated production budget of around $ 60 million. "Jackass Forever " was postponed to February 2022.
ViacomCBS declined to comment.
The company also announced Monday that Paramount Television Studios will be part of its network group premium under the leadership of Showtime Networks President and CEO David Nevins. Nicole Clemens will continue as President of Paramount Television Studios and will report directly to Nevins.