Par’s Pound relocating to U.K. offices

Leslie Pound, Paramount Motion Picture Group’s senior VP of international marketing, is relocating to the studio’s London offices, effective Dec. 1.

According to Paramount, Pound’s duties, which include overseeing all international marketing, publicity and promotion, will remain the same.

In addition, he will be working with the studio’s London-based European production office and will continue to act as liaison with United Intl. Pictures , Paramount’s international distribbery.

Pound was promoted to his current position in November 1990. Previously, he had been VP, international marketing, a post he held since 1983.

During his tenure at Paramount, he has overseen the international marketing campaigns of numerous films, including “Wayne’s World,””Ghost,””The Hunt for Red October,””Crocodile Dundee II,””Beverly Hills Cop” and “Top Gun.”

Pound joined Paramount’s London publicity department in 1952 to work on Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Greatest Show on Earth.” He was subsequently appointed Par’s director of advertising and publicity in the U.K.

In the following years, Pound supervised Paramount’s U.K. marketing and launched some of the studio’s most successful films, including “Love Story,””The Godfather I and II,””The Sting” and “Jaws.”

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