Paramount Players’ Development Execs Matt Dines, Ali Bell Exiting Company

The two VPs joined the company in August 2017

Last Updated: February 19, 2020 @ 3:02 PM

Paramount Players creative executives Matt Dines and Ali Bell are exiting the company that they joined in August 2017, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.

According to Deadline, Dines, who served as EVP of Development alongside Bell, will be joining Jonah Hill’s production company, which most recently produced “Richard Jewell.”

During Dines’ tenure at Paramount Players, he oversaw features like “Nobody’s Fool” and “Playing With Fire,” while Bell oversaw “What Men Want” and “Dora and the Lost City of Gold,” as well as the upcoming “Monster Problems.”

Before joining Paramount Players, Dines served as a production VP at MGM where he developed projects like “Everything, Everything,” the “Valley Girl” remake and the upcoming Bradley Cooper film “Deeper.” Before that, he worked at Spyglass Entertainment.

Bell was president of production and development for Ivan Reitman and Tom Pollock’s The Montecito Picture Company and Ghost Corps. production banner. There, she produced Reitman’s “Draft Day” as well as “Father Figures” starring Ed Helms and Owen Wilson. She also previously served as executive producer on “Ghostbusters,” “Baywatch” and “Hitchcock.”

Before that, Bell worked at David Heyman’s Heydey Films as director or development, and before that, she was at Paramount’s Nickelodeon Movies division where she worked on “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie,” “Nacho Libre” and “Lemony Snicket.”

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