Deadline Hollywood Daily‘s Nikki Finke is reporting that Paramount honcho Brad Grey won’t be replacing Paramount Pictures president Gail Berman, who was fired/resigned earlier today. Meaning that the job of president of Paramount Pictures has been eliminated.
Finke has been told that Grey “doesn’t think there needs to be one after the Dreamworks acquisition since Berman’s slate was permanently reduced to only 6 to 8 pictures a year now. Everything will stay with same with the existing personnel, so there are no plans to up anyone’s titles or responsibilities.
“Instead, Grey will act as ultimate referee of the four creative hubs now reporting to him: Paramount, with 6 to 8 pics, Dreamworks with another 6 to 8 pics, Nickelodeon/MTV with 2 to 4 pics, and Vantage with another 10 pics. Over the years, lots of chairmen/CEOs in the entertainment world have run companies like this.”