Wyck Godfrey
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United States
2018

Paramount Pictures

Wyck
Godfrey

President, Motion Picture Group

Godfrey, the powerhouse producer behind YA fantasy film “Twilight,” took over as president of Paramount’s motion picture group in January 2018, replacing Marc Evans as he moved into production. Godfrey has a longstanding relationship with Jim Gianopulos, who’d been recently appointed studio chairman. When Gianopulos was running Fox’s film division, Godfrey produced hits including “The Maze Runner,” “The Fault in Our Stars” and “The Longest Ride.” He’s known to have a keen sense of what appeals to teens, a key demographic for a business needing to draw in audiences. Godfrey is a partner in the production company Temple Hill Entertainment. Other credits include “I, Robot,” “Daddy Day Care” and the Audience network series “Mr. Mercedes.”

Career

  • TWILIGHT
  • I, ROBOT
  • DADDY DAY CARE

Education

  • Princeton University (NJ, USA)

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Wyck Godfrey Tapped for Top Executive Role at Paramount Pictures (EXCLUSIVE)

Wyck Godfrey Tapped for Top Executive Role at Paramount Pictures (EXCLUSIVE)

UPDATED: Wyck Godfrey, the powerhouse producer behind "Twilight" and "The Fault in Our Stars," is taking over as president of Paramount's motion picture group. He will begin his new position in January 2018.The studio confirmed the news on Saturday. Godfrey's hire comes after Marc Evans announced that he is stepping down as the motion picture group chief at the end of the year. Godfrey has a long-standing relationship with Jim Gianopulos, Paramount's newly appointed studio chairman, to whom he will...

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