Paramount Pictures will be parting ways with Robert Evans’ production shingle, Robert Evans Productions, after the studio decided not to renew the deal earlier this month.
“Bob Evans has been an iconic part of the Paramount legacy for over half a century,” a spokesperson for Paramount told TheWrap. “His contributions to the studio and film industry have been innumerable, from ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ to ‘The Godfather,’ to ‘Love Story,’ to name just a few. Today we mark the end of our formal relationship with Bob as a producer, but his legacy will endure in our studio and in our hearts. There aren’t words to express our gratitude and reverence for the man whose name is synonymous with this company and the magic of movies.”
The spokesperson added: “We’re proud to announce the dedication of the Robert Evans Screening Room, may many more generations of film lovers share his passion for great cinema. We wish him the very best.”
Evans was appointed Paramount’s production head in 1967 when he was just 36 years old. Robert Evans Productions was created in 1974 after Evans stepped down from running the studio to produce more films, including “Chinatown” and “Rosemary’s Baby.”
Other films he served as a producer on were “Jade,” “The Saint,” “Popeye” and “Players.” He was an uncredited executive producer on “The Godfather” and “The Godfather: Part II.”
Evans is now 89 years old, and his most recent film is “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” (2003), which grossed $105.8 million domestically and $177.4 million worldwide.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.