January 8, 2009 |
Brad Grey, whose purported demise at Paramount Pictures has been the subject of on-and-off speculation in Hollywood for at least two years, has signed on for five more years as chairman and chief executive of the Melrose Avenue studio. His boss at parent company Viacom Inc., Philippe Dauman, extended Grey's contract to early 2014, although it wasn't set to expire until March 2010.
January 12, 2008 |
Nearing the end of his third year as chairman of Paramount Pictures, Brad Grey has again realigned his top management team in hopes that the studio can produce more homegrown hits as it braces for a future without its key movie supplier, DreamWorks.
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January 26, 2007 |
Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey has lost his appeal for a producer credit on "The Departed," a best-picture Oscar nominee released by rival studio Warner Bros. The decision by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which doles out the Oscars, was made Thursday evening at a meeting of about 20 top producers who sit on the organization's executive committee.
January 24, 2007 |
How avidly is Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey seeking his own Oscar for producing "The Departed" -- a rival studio's movie? Neither Grey nor the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences would say Tuesday after the film received an Academy Award nomination. But the first tip-off that he has more than a passing interest in who takes home the statuette should the Warner Bros.
December 20, 2006 |
PARAMOUNT finds itself in a strange place this awards season -- in the race. Stranger still is how it got there. Last week the studio picked up 15 Golden Globe nominations, two more than any competitor, positioning it well for the Oscars. It has four potential best picture contenders. In descending order, they are "Dreamgirls," "Babel," "Flags of Our Fathers" and a long shot, "World Trade Center."
September 6, 2006 |
For Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey, the firing of his boss, Tom Freston, is the most unsettling development in his already turbulent 18-month run at the studio. Although Grey, 48, has received a vote of confidence from his new boss, Viacom Chief Executive Philippe P. Dauman, as well as from Chairman Sumner M. Redstone, he has nonetheless lost his strongest advocate at the company. And, as anyone in Hollywood knows, assurances from the corporate brass don't guarantee job security.