Following Emma Watts’ departure as President of the Motion Picture Film Group, her Co-Presidents of Production Mike Ireland and Daria Cercek are being raised to run the film bunch now as co-heads.
Ireland and Cercek will report straightforwardly to Brian Robbins, President and Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Pictures, effective pronto.
Cercek and Ireland will keep on supervising the studio’s motion picture slate from advancement through release for Paramount Pictures, just as leading casting, physical production and post-production.
Jeremy Kramer will lead Paramount Players, additionally answering to Robbins.
“Daria and Michael each have built tremendous track records in their careers, and their collective experience has already brought so much benefit to Paramount since joining the organization,” said Robbins in a statement. “Paramount also benefited greatly from the deep talents of Emma Watts who, among so many accomplishments, helped build a terrific team at the studio, facilitated overall deals with top-tier talent including John Krasinski and Ryan Reynolds, and shepherded a number of exciting upcoming projects including the latest film in the Star Trek franchise, the newest Transformers film, and a star-studded Dungeons & Dragons adaptation. We wish her nothing but success in her future.”
Since joining Paramount, Cercek and Ireland have been steering production on the following Transformers film, Sandra Bullock’s The Lost City, Babylon, and Sonic The Hedgehog 2.
Cercek joined Paramount in January as co-leader of creation. Preceding that, she filled in as EVP Production and Development at New Line Cinema directing such films as the studio’s large get: Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling. Preceding New Line, Cercek was SVP of creation and improvement at twentieth Century Fox (presently twentieth Century Studios), where she supervised The Heat, The Other Woman, Spy, and the last three X-Men motion movies.
Ireland joined Paramount in November 2020 as co-president of production. He started his vocation as an organization leader at MTV in 2003. He joined Leonardo DiCaprio’s creation organization, Appian Way, in 2007, where he helped develop The Wolf of Wall Street, among different movies.
Following Appian Way, he joined twentieth Century Fox in 2012 as SVP of creation and regulated a record of movies including the as of late delivered Ryan Reynolds action-comedy Free Guy which as of late cross $300M at the WW film industry; a clear hit during the pandemic as moviegoing paws its direction back. Ireland graduated with a degree in screenwriting from University of Southern California.
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