Robert G. Friedman Steps Down From Paramount Position
Posted on August 8, 2005Robert G. Friedman will be stepping down from his post as Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman of the Motion Picture Group of Paramount Pictures to pursue other interests. Paramount Chairman and CEO Brad Grey made the annoucement. Friedman, who served as Vice Chairman of the Paramount Motion Picture Group since 1997 when he joined the studio, was subsequently named Chief Operating Officer in 2002. His responsibilities included oversight of all domestic and international marketing, publicity, and distribution operations at Paramount, as well as Paramount Home Entertainment and specialty division Paramount Classics. Friedman will stay at Paramount through the release of two upcoming titles, Hustle and Flow and The Bad News Bears. He will serve as a consultant on the remaining titles on the 2005 slate.