YouTube swipes Alex Carloss from Paramount

Alex Carloss, who up until last week was head of digital distribution at Paramount, has made the jump to Google. Paramount-logo

Carloss will work on the content acquisition team for the company’s YouTube arm, joining Robert Kyncl, who left Netflix for the company last year.

Paramount reps who were not authorized to comment publicly on the matter confirmed the move.

This is the second notable Paramount defection to YouTube in the past four months. Malik Ducard, who was senior VP of digital distribution at the studio, left in December for an unspecified role in “content business development.”

Google has been looking to built relations with the studios after years of tumultuous waters (the public stumbles of Google TV are the most recent – and glaring – example). Last November, for instance, the company was reportedly in talks to acquire the digital rights to Miramax films.

Having a growing collection of studio names at the company could help the company make peace with Hollywood.