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Viacom Is Courting Jim Gianopulos, Michael DeLuca to Take Over Paramount Pictures

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Viacom CEO Bob Bakish is getting major about a replacement for previous Paramount Pictures CEO Brad Grey-- and is said to be "heavily courting" previous Fox film chief Jim Gianopulos for the job, TheWrap has actually found out. In addition to Gianopulos, Bakish is aiming to hire top Universal Pictures manufacturer Michael De Luca to come on board in a senior role overseeing Paramount's film department, one private acquainted with the matter stated. The committee includes Motion Photo President Marc Evans, Worldwide Distribution and Marketing President Megan Colligan, Paramount COO Andrew Gumpert and the studio's digital and TV head Amy Powell.

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