Doctorow prez of Par homevid

Eric Doctorow has been promoted to presidentof domestic homevideo for the Motion Picture Group of Paramount Pictures.

Doctorow, who reports to Robert Klingensmith, president of Paramount’s video division, has been executive VP of Paramount Home Video since 1990.

In his new position, Doctorow is responsible for the day-to-day business of the domestic homevideo branch, which includes advertising, marketing, sales, distribution and operations. He will oversee a staff of more than 75.

“This promotion is an acknowledgement of his achievements,” Klingensmith said. “It’s a job welldone. Paramount homevideo’s domestic operation is respected as the finest in the business, and it has been due to Eric’s leadership, management style and customer relations that this is so.”

Doctorow was involved in the recent $ 100 million promotional deal between Paramount and MacDonald’s for the release of Par’s “Addams Family Values” and “Wayne’s World 2.”

Before being named executive VP of Paramount Home Video, Doctorow has been senior VP and general manager of homevideo since November 1988. He joined Paramount in 1983 as VP, sales and marketing.

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