Paramount Players hires Jeremy Kramer as president

The studio has also promoted Ashley Brucks as Paramount Players senior EVP

MUMBAI: Paramount Pictures has hired former 20th Century Studios executive Jeremy Kramer as president of Paramount Players.

There were reports that Kramer was up for the post at the genre label, which was tasked with creating films from "unique, contemporary" voices.

“Jeremy has a proven track record of nurturing talent, both established and new, supporting their vision and helping them execute at the highest level - from Let’s Be Cops to Kingsman to Deadpool,” said the studio’s motion picture group president Emma Watts, who previously worked with Kramer at 20th Century Fox. “There’s isn’t a movie that he’s worked on that he hasn’t made better. The challenges of ensuring that Paramount Players grows and addresses the demands of our various audiences are formidable and we know that Jeremy is up to this task and we welcome him to our team.”

Joining Kramer at Paramount Players as senior EVP is Ashley Brucks, who has overseen both instalments of A Quiet Place and other Paramount hits. 

“The Players team is all the more strengthened by the addition of Ashley Brucks, whose taste, relationships and expertise have been a guiding force in many of Paramount Pictures’ recent hits. We look forward to what she will accomplish in this new opportunity,” added Watts.

Kramer began his career as a producer for Noah Baumbach’s directorial debut Kicking and Screaming in 1995. After stints at the MPCA and Orion, he was tapped as senior vice president at Miramax Films production in 1998. In 2004, Kramer joined DreamWorks, where he worked closely with Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld’s Red Hour Films.

Brucks has overseen production of several hit films at the major studio over the past decade, including the Paranormal Activity series. Currently, she is supervising for Paramount an upcoming revival of Scream, as well as an adaptation of the Broadway musical version of Mean Girls, a show written by 30 Rock star Tina Fey, with Lorne Michaels producing.

“My years working with Emma and Jim [Gianopulos, chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures] at Fox were some of the most enjoyable and rewarding days I’ve had in the film business, and I am fortunate and excited to make movies with them again,” said Kramer. “We’re excited to build a slate of commercial movies that will empower new voices and experienced filmmakers to deliver the original movies that audiences crave.”

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