Paramount ups Adam Kassan to VP

Exec to shift from Vantage to Film Group

Paramount Pictures has promoted Adam Kassan to veep of its film group.

Kassan, who has served as director of creative affairs at Paramount Vantage since 2006, will oversee a variety of day-to-day creative affairs, production, acquisitions, marketing and publicity activities for Paramount Film Group and Paramount Vantage. He will report to Par prexy John Lesher, who segued from Vantage to the parent studio last month.  

At Vantage, Kassan worked on films including “Babel,” “An Inconvenient Truth,” “Into the Wild,” “No Country for Old Men” and “There Will Be Blood.” Kassan was one of the first employees to join Vantage after Lesher took the reins of the specialty label in 2005.

Kassan “has been intimately involved in all aspects of building and restructuring Paramount’s specialty film division,” Lesher said. “His unique talent relationships and ability to successfully manage a wide range of creative and operational matters make him a perfect fit for this new role.”

Before Paramount, Kassan worked at Plan B Entertainment for two years. He began his entertainment career at Miramax in 2003.

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