Paramount's film division released Zemeckis' "Forrest Gump" and "Flight"
He replaces Marc Weinstock, and will oversee domestic theatrical marketing
Wahtera has been at the studio since 2006
Analysis: Newly appointed president of Paramount TV Amy Powell has long stood out as a digital advocate in slow-to-change Hollywood
The exec tells TheWrap that Paramount TV will make shows for Yahoo, Netflix, CBS, MTV and anyone else who wants it
Powell will continue to run the studio's microbudget film label and its digital operations
The veteran marketing executive will also oversee micro-budget division Insurge Pictures