Paramount ups Mazgedian to VP

Int'l exec to work closely with UIP

Paramount Pictures has promoted Melissa Mazgedian to VP of international motion pictures.

Mazgedian will now work closely with United Intl. Pictures, Par’s joint overseas distribution venture with Universal, to coordinate sales and marketing for the international release of Paramount pics.

Mazgedian was most recently exec director of international motion pictures since 1999. Before that, she worked in Par’s home entertainment division as director of business planning and development.

“Melissa is a valued member of our international team,” said exec VP Joanna Johnson, to whom Mazgedian will continue to report. “Her contributions and expertise have helped Paramount grow as a global leader.”

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