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Paramount Ups Marc Evans to President of Production

Promotion fills hole left over from the firings of Lesher and Weston a year ago

Paramount Pictures announced Friday that Marc Evans has been promoted to president of production.
Previosly in the role of executive VP of production, Evans steps into Adam Goodman’s previous title. That’s been vacant since June of last year, when Goodman replaced John Lesher as president, Paramount Film Group. Brad Weston, co-chief of production, was fired along with Lesher.

Evans is credited with supervising work on projects including “Star Trek,” “Mission: Impossible III” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

He’s currently overseeing work on “Transformers 3,” “Super 8,” “Rango,” “Morning Glory,” “The Last Airbender” and the fourth “Mission Impossible” installment.

“Marc has grown into an invaluable contributor to the creative process and he is a natural choice to fill this role,” said Goodman. “His track record demonstrates his great ability to juggle highly complex productions with complete grace and ease. He has terrific relationships, a passion for filmmakers, and a great work ethic. We felt it very important to find someone within our outstanding team to fill this position, and we’re all so excited to be working with Marc in this new capacity.”